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confluence ever problems the project was not fully identified not a single project to gentile with that's the initial problem itself dangerous there are several projects proposed not true under second a definite stable you have to start out that way and the other thing when i see projects amended that's after the project environmental review has been completely for this project in terms of a full discussion of impacts of a sage project you have all of the alternatives compared to that single project and then you're fully at easy to look at the amendment and mitigation and adopts them not within the financial eir you presented with a new project and if those happen then the mere
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analysis needs to happen. >> can you - and could you explain substancely what is anything's that is in the project as negotiated specifically what analysis is missing (multiple voices). >> they're not subject to the life analysis one scenario compared to one report and other within. >> instead of being general list the specific and i don't have - this is a big project we submitted probably oh, i'm - >> i'm sure (multiple voices). >> and because i want to understand you're showcasing argument. >> i understand the basic premise not has nothing to do with with detail by the application of how this project was handled to i'm not going to
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go into details when we are talking about big picture the big picture this project was not handled in a correct issue across the board to ceqa. >> can you name a large project in san francisco that met the standard here today. >> sure most projects do adhere to - the project that meets our standard that you've list here today. >> another project the board do is looking at. >> over the last 10 or 5 years that meets the standard today. >> what people contact me there's a problem i don't review projects that don't have problems my clients are public interest clients when at the receive a problem they come to
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me. >> so. >> it's fine if you make the agreement the eir analysis is nostril complete because you need one specific description comparison to several project alternatives that are analyzed in the eir that you should be able to describe large projects in san francisco that meet the standard here today. >> the eir is not based on higher recognize so i'll ask that the boards look at the substance of those letters and not do an my recollection. >> thank you. >> okay. >> thank you now we will have up to 3 minutes for any speaker who supports the appeal so if anyone is in support of actually appeal for any of the items before us today please line up
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and come forward 3 minutes each. >> and this is on this for those members of the public who want to speak in support of the appeal can you please come forward quibble we have a long agenda first speaker please. >> the only objection to this 5 m project is affordable housing section of the overview complex you advertise that you have affordable housing and then you've got $310 million housing bond that specific explains how the bonds as opposed to be use for low income and memory
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protect breaths of people but yet when you look at the requirements to move into the building the lowest rate to move into the complex is that $1,000 a year okay. the in relation set up to 85 thousand and the top is one and 50 percent and 40 percent a one hundred $7,000 a year those numbers are not related to people that are in lower and memory income brackets that's the only thing i object to i have the same type of problems with other issues we're talking about today, too pertaining to affordable housing and my public comment i'll addresses 3 areas where the boards we're talking about commercials and affordable housing, and the reason why
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minorities are on the receiving ends the discretionary areas are dropping down so other than that i'm fine with building apartment thirty percent affordable housing should be split between the maximums point of about 48 thousand a year for instructors and school teachers and the on the 20 percent balance should be for low income people who are in low income bracket thanks. >> thank you. next speaker. and just for clarity this it is for mbes that basically are opposed to this project. >> and support the appeal. >> thank you my name is jane kim wild thank you you thank you for having me. i live on mission street on 7th street a couple of blocks i've
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been involved with mid market on many organizations and to start 19 with john king the critical 5 m this as real estate deal with large this is from a writer this from the chronicle that owns the property no question that 5 m is only about profits for the developer there notice justification for tripling the allowable height or at building separation across the street and not requiring the affordable housing to say be built on seethe the only justification for profit for the developer city law allows the zero tolerance foreshadow an parks and nobody defended the yerba buena gardens shaded starting at 320 up to a 29 increase 2, 3, 4
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shadowing this is own bet the city not the rec and park nobody talks about the incredible damage to yerba linda island this is not acceptable and wind or we're outreaching opposing we have a proposal that comes fell off you many benefits we ask you to consider it 5 m was not all about how's as people building and 5 m is not building 40 percent low income it is building no lower-income housing and the feasibility study to the city and doing member of the public nothing to build senior how's and created for 83 units the city has to come up with the thirty plus million dollars they center no obligation and can sell that property and 5 m is given credit for quote building
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71 units of low income housing in the tenderloin they're required to pay gap funding to a project that is short funded and has been for 10 years the reality is 5 m is about 14 permeation oust moving in the right direction housing 86 that goes from one hundred to one 50 ami no low income housing on this site to break every law to the promise of affordable housing is just wrong it is too in why you don't think king quote the end result is a dynamic project rather than a real estate there's no denying the option on the ground and air of thick high-rise. >> thank you very much ma'am, i'm sorry we have a long list of people we need to move to the
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next speaker i'm sorry. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is jackie and as you heard from the previous speakers this project violates the codes and zoning regulations and a proper analysis of winds and shadow impacts the eir fails to adequately analysis the impacts of high traffic pedestrian safety, open space, shadow and shade effects and is in violation of general plan despite what the vice president of forest city says there has been no collaboration effort and it doesn't have the support from affordable housing and arts groups i'm here to challenge the certification of the eir to developers successful efforts to alternate the zoning spot stone and codes have resulted in illegal exception to this
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district the description of the project is in inadequate you've heard before and it is i think complete which makes it misleading this development b will lead to another round of displacement ellis act evictions, tenant buy outs and intimidations the rent-controlled unit tenants and 50 it is criminal of the city to advance this project you built luxury condos and office towers in a working-class neighborhood without consequence to exist residents you're showcasing giving us uaw hundreds of millions of giving to forest city and hearst corporation a mind blogging value to the land they'll make is on to have money this is what it is all about you want money here's money (clapping.) >> thank you.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> hello my name is elizabeth he will i understand a lot of this you're not just putting a big building that are expensive you're showcasing throwing hundreds of people out on the streets i've been given an eviction notice this next year i'll get another one and he didn't want to speak to me i can't take to talk to the landlords those are the kind of people that are building those buildings and picture yourselves on the street and the sheriff drawing you out and trying to said what is like to be evicted and at least people will be thrown out we should be shamed of ourselves the filipinos fought with america and so other people don't do this don't approve this it is bad news and you're going to hurt hundreds
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and hundreds of people living and sleep on >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (clapping.) >> hello i'm sorry betty trainer i'm here representing friends of bodecker park the coordinator it is over 10 years olds and vaccinecy for the park the closed park and now this new park, of course, i'm here to say we are opposed to the project because of the shadowing of the park i'm surprised to say that the recreation and parks department commission considered this shadowing insignificant well it is not insight to us who use the park the area where the shading show a shade is the community garden we have vegetable and plan for an orchestra yard in the string or spring is it so significant to the people that
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use bodecker park we're not given any, no, sir, that this was potential shadowing was going to happen we asked do staff members at the park did you see any, no, sir, you could pickup you been pubically for the yours astonish aware of this the neighbors so said no, this is another over or issue interest was not proper 90s so people could come to the prior meetings and hear them i'll conclude by saying that at our this is really a privilege or principle at our meeting on september 9th we reached the contentious on bodecker park the city law should be followed members expressions concern that making an exception for the 5m project shadowing of bodecker park excess a precedence to
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shadow others parks by laws to come this is this project the tower that is shadowing the park 45 stories is in the south of market this is the mission and shadowing a park that is in the tenderloin at ellis near taylor having a tower that big would at least meet our objection friends of bodecker park i want to leave that message was as an advocate for the park opposite this project in its proposed condition. >> thank you very much. >> madam president i'll remind the members in the public gallery did other sideable expression is not allowed. >> i'm with the civic the
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panthers we have a good bye party for the beloved former necessary letter she's been forced out of the city can't afford the rents this affects us personally we appreciate the fact that there is below-market-rate housing adams and no development agreement can reduce the impact for the surrounding areas and no environmental impact report can take into account the fact that of the surrounding areas the housing project didn't begin to cover the number of employees that will be added to the workplace so the huge spill over the employees from the project into the surrounding areas this is a has to be part of the
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impact more over the airt has to take into account how much putting. >> luxury financial district kind of construction into a working-class neighborhood will jack-up the rents in the surrounding area once again, we appreciate the baufrts but if sweeney those deals with balanced needed housing can overcome the current laws about shadowing about zoning, about special districts for children and filipinos what's the points of us trying to pass any kind of abusing laws if all of those laws are up for negotiation for some rich development by offering a bit of affordable housing and how is the environmental impact report that you have taking that into
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account. >> and how can the environmental impact report take into account the racism and classes in ibm equalities built into those projects. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> game-changer my name is sal a resident of selma on mission street i'd like to start off by talking about the the revised eir the one that was approved by the planning commission many of us and many not here made critical comments of plan promoted in the original proposal and yet the eir reviewing these plans rules of evidence the comments from the public i'm sorry the public's comments the eir was both dismissive and arrest arrogance
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about the citizens in the neighborhood dbes there might be traffic problems occurring so was there are a lot of traffic problems and displacement happens all over the city those are the issues that were dealt with in the eir and totally out of line what with what the public was concerned about this project is essentially a wounds on the face of selma so out of scale by bulk and height and by bring in so many people to a quiet quiet neighborhood the city planner talks about the transition from high buildings to low buildings but yet the buildings proposed are higher than anything to the east until you get to the financial district and the transbay terminal
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the developers themselves also were blowing smoke by saying we have this lovely park and the pictures they show are green space and people playing in sunshine the people will be there other on a and in school and no green grass nonetheless you painted it green one the perfect members said this was a quiet neighborhood up until now there are plenty of people that walk in the israel that live in sros who work in the nonprofits, who live in retirement homes in the neighborhood mena street you know you walk down it people sitting often the street sometimes with needles sometimes without better to be safe than sorry but the fact those streets become thoroughfares as a result of all
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the people coming out the neighborhoods there is will we talk about the city's vision zero vision zero is going to be challenged by the way, by this project tremendously not only on 5 dr. street but the israel that surrounded this particular project thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello my name is teresa and i'm a community working in south of market for of years now i'm fairly young on this 29 years old and i know there are people before me that served in the community and building in the community and he can't speak for the experience of those changes might have been meant to them i mean, i'm an immigrant from the philippines and became a citizen my family is one of the filipino families gtsdz to the
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united states in generations because of colonial history every one of he knows the history international hotel i hope you know an old manila town adjacent to chinatown parishes completely o blalt as of expansion of the financial district no doubt this will happen again in my lifetime one for international structural that chinatown will be long gone every one of he knows the history of fillmore of baby boomer the range of black populations in san francisco and every single one of you know the digestion gentrification of mission and the latino population i hope you're aware the yerba buena redevelopment the histories of rincon hill and the xugs conclusion of others filipino i was not personally around during those times but an
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historic issue of every urban development and a history of this displacement in our city lookhose histories if you at them are not historic issues not at all the changing landscape of a is there any public commentic opposition masking under the banner of economic process yet this city is too much to live in the working-class can work here we know the city are majority of working-class and immigrants and senior citizens and disability and veterans and homeless trying to find existence in the city i myself is fight for my future for the last year the community has been drifted and hurts we're
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fighting for our existence supervisors blood cell about give you us an inspiration this city is ruled by due process and this is completely unfair please practice you're showcasing preach of justice and hope that is you're showcasing policy interests for the moral encourage of what is political and what is not 86>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon, supervisors. >> and all of you i'm victor i live in san francisco for 10 years but i have been in michigan for 25 years i moved here because of the transportation and my age
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you're not asking 88 years old this building if they continue to build this i can't say afford to live here and to rents that because i live in the area 7 mission there is is where is for the homeless i'm on collecting money for any husband he works ssi seven hundred how can i afford to live with that kind of building they have start to build with that income i can't say eat that's one thing i don't like that kind of building to big wilt in this place i i don't want to move from the place i'm
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only there office building collecting money for me for the rents and he everything volunteering percent income this building i assure they built this i can't say get that kind of rent i'm renting now i'm senior citizen my husband worked for the money i'm collecting and i enjoyed to live in san francisco i'm american citizen now a long time ago probably 20 years that's all i can say for those people that want to build that kind of building thank you thank you, thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> madam president before the next speaker i'll remind did mechanics of the audiences you
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can use our finger rather than a hand of support. >> good afternoon ma'am, and supervisors i'm a residence of san francisco i live here for 20 years i'm asking for a interpreter to speak very well, so i can say what i'm saying. >> okay. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> >i was a full-time volunter in the church and also i work in an industry.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm always in the selma because here a lot of events and place i can go to a full-time volunteer at the church in the ministry and doing a number of things in patches. >> the project and volunteer at the project helping the homeless and those are people that are looking for honest and respectful housing i'm sad for them it is hard for them to find good homes and instead of staying in shelters and being line sardines they prefer to
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sleep on the street. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i'm sad for seniors that can't afford rents like me i only accept social security and preparation if affordable housing is built it should be the primary. >> affordable housing. >> yeah. >> oh, because we can't wait i can't wait 10 years to live in
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affordable housing if it's nonot built. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i hope we can study it a prioritize for search and seizure 5 m only for the rich what about people like me the 5m provides nothing our community
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need in fact, the only thing that guaranteed is the situation means more residents can't live there so i ask you're showcasing please have the senior people they're in the help of god i know you're here everything he ask thank you very much ma'am. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm rose eager a residence of selma now i was displaced from the sunset district and i now live in selma ground floors is very did the for me to adjust but anyway, i want to do i want to share a legislator eric to a song that sank over
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anothers faster sometimes, i think we'll never make it through those times everywhere we go we get feed the same old lines never seem studio leave us with what we thought we began break it out and rock it up politicians promise us they'll solve our needs but the same old corporate greed they north get their money and have a job and double talk the public paw are break it on out and speak out tonight everyone is telling you to do this and that and to be is coming up with the same old facts we or so confused we wouldn't even notice we or so far from the truth. it is up to us to stand up and
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find a way for all the future days because we if out-of-towner around and become like them, no hope for etch and everyone one break did on ousted speak out together this is our selma and san francisco it is be where are we're going to shadow yourselves in the wind and cold with no money we're a spirit we are artists we are san francisco. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm leslie with the human rights committee and hopefully, people will continue to speak out san francisco is top ranging in income and
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equality evictions and unavenue, i urge you to see that is worsening the country co-sponsoring to our nexus study every time city allows one new high ends units needs to build 43 units not $73,000 to afford that that study was in 2007 we can estimate it is worse so let's say 60 percent actual affordable housing tim and others did an investigative journalism that said no condos are not owned by the residents but 2 and 3 homes for the rich we don't need those we need homes for people that are here i'm is not affordable we're
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asking i to prioritize the housing for current residents and evictions are up around market-rate developments and residents get displaced you can't keep up with the services kicked out of the city think about how yourself you'll keep the services south of market if place are you going to fund them or subsidize them they're out of you're showcasing subsidize now homelessness is driven by the evicts we can estimate homelessness will get worse with this project additional criminalization it follows the classes gets worse so i'm asking you to prioritize our vulnerable residents thanks. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm old and get older as the hours past here waiting i've
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lived in the mission for 40 years a tenants a lot of parallels between mission and selma racially diverse neighborhoods and working class neighbors and increases of great wealth and extreme poverty seeing offhand pa what is happening in the mission block by block and family by family losing thousands of latinos and african-americans and longtime residents and low income residents i don't want to it happen to selma thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is patricia i'm been listening to all this testimony that is going on i don't want to repeat everyone but some things that really stick out to me one it is like what is happened in the missions i live in the missions i've been living in the
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missions for thirty years i was ellis acted pr i figure out it and won but i'm not in the majority i watched my neighbors, watched the whole neighborhood change and people that have lived there for generations are pushed out it is exactly what is happening in selma i think this government should be appalled apt the way they treat the minority in our city there are okay to live in the areas while not considered valuable once their valuable then let's get rid of those people he want rich people in here that's obscene and faster the environmental impact report i think that it a shell game this one here this one here and pull it out and see what's under it,
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it is being rushed this whole thing is rushed they wanted to start this construction before they actually do the foundation of what has to be done as far as the people in the neighborhood it is a neighborhoods of families it is a neighborhood of working-class people of neighborhood of seniors and you're going to displace them and there is no place to go then you'll make it illegal to be on the streets where else to go the people with the tents are the luck ones the other ones have cardboard boxes look at our conscience and do the right thing thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> madam president supervisors my name is office of the city administrator to duffey i live
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nearby the project i'm half german and irish in my german side wants to my irish side now german side recognizes we're in a changing world and situation and what was acceptable and really good deal would have been 20 or thirty years ago we are seeing what we need to get out of projects or reject them altogether but has to be higher than in the past that is what i come out with the people maybe get a little bit better deal i i've got to tell you there should be enernex between communities and one communities gets one thing
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connected to go another thing and i can see that or for this project that is something that is missing i represent you know the demographic that makes half of you're showcasing income that's the high ends of the demographic and a whole lot people in the single-room occupancy sro no kitchen or bathroom and it is messed up and not working no kitchen or you know minimum kitchen facilities there is a huge low income project across the street and not one person in the hosts is going to be have assess unless a family how many people in homeless have families not one person having assess the tdm is putting up i want the gentleman to explain that is not the case people living in sros that will subnormal and less good health and lower life
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expectancy 10 and 20 years no fuel units where is tdm for us where do we fit in i'm sorry. i'm getting heated i'm having 3 minutes i'll only used to having 2 laura. >> how about a nexus that helps the neighborhood that it would think way to improve the projects. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> and just to the members of the public you're not general obligation bond to use the 3 minutes (laughter). >> govern supervisors regarding the eir in our camps have given the detailed descriptions of the placed you need to address those instead of saying tell it differently you've got it in writing please address it this project has eir
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flaws in many ways one of them is it there not developer paid affordable housing that goods against the housing policy for many years that the housing should be built at the same time as imagine and, of course, putting luxury housing in office a huge office building in a residential neighborhood is the kind of a first they have been enormous changes to the project since the last time that people got a chance to look at it 1 or 2 weeks is not sufficient for us to do that an earlier speaker pointed out that like some of the projects we've known like the open space in golden gate park and the picture said one thing the words said another to the pictures show
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this wonderful grass but the context is different and noontime sun is not enough the buildings don't step down an alternative plan presented and that alternative plan that was matched the central selma plan heights was in locations of buildings was not considered it should have been equally analyzed i appreciate that many, many, many things were conceded to by the developer at the beheaviest of supervisor kim and others and it is good work but we can do a little bit better here we'll widen the evictions of our neighbors and firstborns and the loss of this working-class we're going to be here some of us may not be here what that happens so, please this eir is that flawed we need
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to have a retake thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm tony the board president of the manila foundation i agree with the last speaker drawing board looking at the draft eir and consider the ramifications to the neighborhood this will have our history here in san francisco is one of the evicts and displacement as was the case in the middletown neighborhood on kerry street percent deemed too valuable for filipino communities to living on and that showed the volume of the real estate speculators in the real estate industry it is strong and continuing to do the same thing to this day i find is
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high disrespect to talk and entertain the idea of luxury condo in selma in light of so many luxurious development in the city particularly in the mission we've seen the flight of so many latinos families in any concern really is for the filipino neighborhood in selma the working-class neighborhood but particularly the filipino community we've had so many elderly and families and housing has to do with connects the dots with transportation it is a valuable community it is a wonderful community a community with heart and a community with culture and it is a community that you can when you walk in selma you feel welcome and feel the beirut beauty think environment don't respect the beauty of existing neighborhood
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and didn't appreciate the doout beauty of exist culture in the neighborhood like forest city in brooklyn to that neighborhood to that city to those neighborhoods the so-called affordable housing is not affordable for phobias that are here a lot of folks that came here and speak eloquently about being forthcoming of their financial situation and their family situation many are many have just getting by enough in the community that supports values and loves them and people from organizations that serve the filipino community and the greater communities that see a value in having us here i trouble building this development will hurt us in the long run and hurt us and cause evicts you can't tell me that
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developing condo and high-end luxury housing will not have an effect on the exist community with the rising lands prices and that is going to give - >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> yeah good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, neechlz a ricco and my family live here in selma since 1973 i work as a apartment case manager for teenagers and young adults 14 to 24 years old i'm also a caregiver for our central selma central selma a selma it my home since 1973 we are
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working class families here in selma as far as i, remember i look at the children look at the children in front of you you know, i was there age when i came here to the united states here in selma from the filipinos open f philippines it is sad they have to experience the ash absurdity of growing up in selma because of what is going on today in the beginning i was in support of this project because of large money that they promised to give to the city but then i realized the money will not save our community you know, i realize this project is good are for the city of san francisco, good for the line up on the screen side of the room, good for the developer, but you know what it is not good for the
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residents of working-class families i ask the board to delay this project until they can guarantee that the working-class families will not be displaced in selma thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please the kids from west bay will be talking on the other hand, and i'll interpret for them. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you said i will translate said he's
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10-year-old his mom again housekeeping and his mom a single mom wants to help the filipinos south of market to they would not be displaced up next it mick. >> my name is mick can i'm 8 years old i want my physically family to stay in the south of market. >> i wouldn't want more filipinos kicked out we did a - we helped them.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> i will translate that was robert he's a father of one of the youth michael he says he's a filipino since 1989 they were almost evicted because of that experience he thought he needs to help defend did filipinos in san francisco he says this project is not did not help filipinos and base it filipinos will not afford that so-called
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affordable housing that it proposes he says that project is a slap in the face of working-class families that live in the selma he and his family are opposed to the project and thank you very much >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm via i can't into west bay it services the under south side of families and seniors supervisors i'm proud of the filipino youth they've help to dissolved defends one of their homes and friends and family that's why we are here to speak for the filipino for being discounted and set aside the filipino communities of central selma will not benefit for the following reasons the scaled affordable housing is out of reach for the low and extremely low income people we all service the filipino heritage district we hope for xutsdz an anti
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displacement element this project targeted for the weight will hasten the displacement of low extremely low income filipino families previous plans for the zone are set aside and those plans were meant to protect the filipinos in the central selma supervisors the vision of this project will eventually result in a filipino heritage district that is not including filipinos that i will ends by thanking supervisor campos i don't know you but i've read with deep admiration you're planning with the communities among them many filipinos in our district you consulted and surveyed their needs and developed housing with them for them this is process sir, is to admirable and respectful of the
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people i believe that is the blueprint for the rest of san francisco if we were to adopt that process there would likely be no need to be here today. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> supervisor kim. >> i have a question for vivian. >> i've heard the statement that the housing built ear not for filipinos when we were negotiating the ami similar to actually what several of you were at the table negotiating the giebts for one to two hundred and 50 percent ami the salaries for newer practitioners and open technologists and secondary middle school teachers and career technical teachers and special education teachers i guess my question if i feel like
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those are ami levels not available to filipinos are there noted filipinos teachers and nurses and if so i'll ask the first question. >> oh, supervisor so i can only speak for the people i represent the people at table are low income people. >> you said initially in our first attempt is this is not 0 housing builds for filipinos i have to ask the question we're specific when he looked at the ami that fit within one and one hundred 50 percent i'm we're saying they're getting displaced primarily nurses and teachers they fit if the ami of one to
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one 50 percent you stayed this will not house filipinos i guess my question not filipinos. teachers and nurses >> yeah. supervisors i don't represented o them only extremely low income filipino families they're the workers and incomes are lower of that of a nurse and teacher but the rest of the technical question i'm going to turn it over to jam i didn't and i'm sorry supervisor kim but according to you're showcasing board rules 4.19 not engage in a public discussion during a public discussion testimony. >> i'm clarifying it is done in the past. >> this is in the general public comment this is a public hearing during i cannot right now a discussion to engage in date between you know a back and
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forth between a member of the public and any clarifying kinds of questions. >> i know in the parts we've allowed that but it's fine this this situation. >> it's okay. ma'am, supervisor. >> supervisor kim but should we step aside now. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'd like a translator plea please. >> (speaking foreign language.)
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>> i'm rudolph better a western edition in the tenderloin and part of tenderloin and work in the financial district when i first came to inform with my father i came to the selma and other filipinos told you advised us this was a place you can afford to live and quickly find a job. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> over time i noticed less and less filipinos in the
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central selma from hotel and security guard and others that worked in the financial district and in the selma and tenderloin and mission are getting pushed out because of increased residence many were forced to move to east bay because of expensive commute. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> even my neighborhoods e neighbors have changed a lot of or almost no names live in the building where hines live most work with the tech industry able to pay the double and triple rents the landlords are asking
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for. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> is affordable housing you're creating for any neighbors those new neighbors because with if we look at the rental prototyped by 5 m i don't know any teacher or everyday workers that can afford this are we talking about is this because you don't want to see the faces of the people that provide you those services.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> what you're doing is not right. >> rushed the 5 m and choose to speak to some people and not include some 5 m will put up a huge building in the middle of selma do you think that none will be displaced more line up on the screen side of the room will be greed i didn't it is this only for the rich >> (speaking foreign language.)
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>> so you should listen to those who live here and the organizations that help over residents we are asking for a continuance it seemed like you've made our decision because some supervisors are biased you've made a deal with 5 m and the pair to get rid of the 5 m in th in the selma. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> we're already lost manila town it was taken offer yerba buena and pushing us to the tenderloin because what you're showcasing showing you it it isn't for us. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm from hunters point
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i wish mr. collin was here listen to this this start in hunters point and trickleed through the city i'm a mother and grandmother and great grandmother this ticket you put on you're showcasing heads to make us stress and cry out i'm barrel sleeping i can't find a home you know even though i'm in a home my owner want to put out not just me because the rent went all the way up and the rent increase and now my owner want me to move out i have a family member that was living in a car she's 10 years old 10 frigging years old and it is so face the
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owner said they can't stay there i have to push her out i've been going on around could go everyone but this little redd red ticket i've never heard of that in my life the bmr you know the rich get richer this is the ticket what else it is saying bring all the riches from all over the world and let them live here i mean, i'm not mange but this ticket you put down on our heads and the people are trying to find a home is bad and not only that but you know, i feel like passing out i'm so stressed out i want to live good you know that bmr is full of shut because guess what the mayor's office of housing they end up using our
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people that work why the housing they moved into the program they told me they couldn't find anyone i was insulted with a red ticket the sticky ticket yeah, that ticket i won it you snatched it from me then he wanted to north america ma look at any hummer i no longer have and i was dressed nice and got to the elevator and she looked me up and down and said you don't have a chance to look at the unit i've been abused and i know a lot of people from alternate i would within the blacks to the put our money where our mouth is religions to the mexicans everyone is undergo so much behind with you guys are doing ma'am, i mean it will
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continue but a 10-year-old girl getting kicked out i can't find a home - >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm jason i've actually been following trying to follow the 5 m project since intersection moved if the chronicle building i'm an artist and been part of it i've been this last year but actually able to find real physician about the 5m it is on this until september i was actually to see a design explain that is when it hit me the 45 story building they're actually building a 39 office building tare building within existing zone for the friendly zone families and children that to me was like three or four
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years ago i'm active in the arts community and it baffles me on this paved september i got to see a real plan and with an that process part of the reason i followed it so much there are a lot of art deals done by 5 m through the intersection in the arts communities and pitted artists against each other for the voices from the communities that are doing art from 5 m money that didn't make it out through the press this is about individual artists kind of having to duck it auto themselves one young woman they hired she was a latino screen printer and made her an assistant teacher that is one small example of shadyness i can't trust anything coming out,
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i live observe 20th and hampton sherry said to quickly talk about the ways in which i saw 20th evolved into a high contend order from a empty lots on the corner of 20th and bryant when i moved into the neighborhood neighborhood that is the youngest balcony or bill in their from mission to potrero i don't see my neighbors a group home for those in substance abuse my place was a safe spot i don't see people on my stoop regretting the eir to put the exit community first and put the developers second again, i'm going to repeat that rejecting the eir is a tool you
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have to put the exist selma communities first and put the developers second. (clapping.) >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, thank you to the board of supervisors for the time i'd like to thank the 5m historical and the bank of america plaza and the terms of america pyramid 5 m is so much bigger on paper but to the wanting the building broke ground and at the same time the i hotel eviction was taking place let's remember that the owners of the i hotel had the promise for housing it took over but that was promised not by the owners my question to you is do we want to have a repeat of the
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evictions do you want to evict on 80-year-old women are rounds of chemo and the thirty-year-old person working two jobs the filipino communities in san francisco has a history as long as it is long and when we think the construction of reenforces the chain gangz and others mentioned so my appeal to you not take the population to the degree you're doing thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening. i'm reading this statement on behalf of the manila town tony who couldn't you been here wanted to share
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the following i was born an american citizen this man i will in 1951 my fabricate was a survivor of the death march i came to san francisco in 1942 to the hate ashbury where i grew up and lived 4 years in san francisco in the richmond be sunset and noah valley and sunset and mission i grew up watching willie mays hitting home runs i love san francisco it is my town i was wearing many hats and managed to spend 13 years as a handy man for self-help to the communities and the richmond district center i'm most proud of working with legendary social worker of manila town i've watched to form poetry it is painful to look at
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the lost past to see the direction of city i'm hoping i'm not getting into rhetoric you probably already heard recently we're expensed the tragedy in paris we notices the that would be great are and variety of reactions to this atrocity but the sympathy has less amount they're not had overwhelmingly post red why people don't count. >> if we're going to stand point for values we hold dear it must be equal for all and careful what we build and stand for that each of us must be responsibly i refuse to determine news people of different backward i urge the compassion for all and guide
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over actions or we'll fail think outside the box reconsider our own personal levels of what that means as well as the species signed nobody from san francisco thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm michelle a community volunteer and also a very large part of working group i'm here i hate to see what is happening in the selma been a first-generation fire extinguisher that is the filipino heritage district an important institution to san francisco here many people can learn about filipinos and their culture and others place around stockton san francisco had been one of the council unnecessarily opportunities in chinatown with the chinese and the japanese and
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north beach for the italians is hard to watch it disappear but what captured me was the fact there is not enough affordable housing they say there 40 percent but really it means zero not only will low and my mind income people not been able to afford this how are you two bedroom is priced range between 2 thousand to 4 thousand dollartolysis a low income person it will take half if not most of their income and won't leave them much for water and food and other things with the increase land value of this project the rent-controlled unit will go up not only in the selma but in the surround areas around it displacing more people and having to look further for more affordable income rentals so i'm
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asking the commission to re-evaluate this and work with the communities to find a better solution to the affordable housing. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is scarring listen i'm a district one residents but i've been working and volunteering in the south of market since 2009 build build make a developer want to build and make a politician build build bystander you will for who completes take a step back and review forest city trying to tell our people they're building homes but our families what are re he relocation but the development not saying when they don't tell you about the housing of luxury they're to build builds can
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anyone talk about the shortage of affordable housing oh, wait we know the answer is capitalism and 5 m b will justify the racism and the communities just so you can build build to the board of supervisors politicians come and go vote i or no when a explicit child's of history we need more analysis how this project will impact selma to the south of market we can't match the promises that forest city will give you we can't give white hats and dish anti $75 million for you're showcasing organizations and can't give priority in the housing they'll build but i promise we'll be there when they leave and if you're landlord so you one way or the other won't have to leave we'll be here of
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they want to build board of supervisors are you right or die for other people or going to let. build build or tell the developers or are you going to>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> tell the developer daugd for the build build the writer died it is a matter of life or death manila we won't move the i hotels we with won't move we shall not we shall not be moved we shall not we shall not be moved just recycle selma building be we shall not be moved
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i want to mention the capture is s o m a not selma is it so very important we're talking about s o m a and you know my thoughts on this you know, i on the city i think we need a bigger bait-and-switch by forest city i know just really go for it get a bigger bait-and-switch bigger pay off we need to go for that and you know get sf bart in here to get rid of the zone in the whole city this was we needs sf bart we need no zoning and no neighborhood plans just around that sf bart why not they have such a good plan and forest city should really open their hearts and displace people you you know
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so say this is this housing will not materialize it is a bait-and-switch so they have open their hearts and pour and seniors and the displaced people and sleep on the love open space they're going to build that's my suggestion, of course, i'm face oozed i'm against the plan i'm working in a nonprofit supports difficulties with disability and make $28,000 a year this is not it possible you know maximum is 16th street and mission is like if you work in a nonprofit and you're an artist you can afford our housing that the bait-and-switch they said if you're an art and work in the nonprofit you can afford $60,000 a year i can't afford it needs
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to be drawing board thank you thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm jena a social worker for the past 13 years in the slment the tenderloin and the excelsior area i'm i feel that affordable housing need to be on you're showcasing priority 100 percent affordable housing we don't need 4 hundred and 60 o 70 foot condo that displaces my community i've been working in the selma for 14 years i have seen familiarize becoming homeless where do they go i don't know and i think that is time to address the disparities that luxury condos bring into neighborhood and need to fight for the people that built the
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city and have been here for a long time the board cannot improve the project because of the displacement project i'm concerned that adapts elderly and the working-class community i serve and i hope you also send this project back to the planning commission and demand that that project follow local and state laws thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors thank you for having us and i just want to you know remember the all the victims from paris you know there is some big issues going on i want to remember them and i want to thank you you guys especially you guys are saying no to 5 m i want to thank you guys in advance i'm against this project
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specifically just because of gentrification against gentrification 10 years from now what is selma going to look at the environmental impact report i don't think it addresses our positions you know it is simple thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> game-changer supervisors i'm teresa i opposed this 5 m project i'm a residence of s o m a we lived with others we were one the luck ones we had family here and so many filipinos arrived having to deal with the situations on their own selma oma is our home.
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>> we will fight against those who wish to divide please don't be like the replying and the land use commission because the so-called public century were deaf and blind to our realty what will happen in you pass that 5 m don't be duped by their lies and show of money their dpiftd our community because of money don't allow forest city to make up their own rules that is a dogger precedence to our city to most of us we will not be bought when you're looking at the millions of their supposedly offering us part of development agreement in a realty that's only peanuts compared to the
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billion dollars out of this project i'm requesting the longtime sustained number one money is short term and gives 5 m the easy fix in order to get the city's approval and to those there is nothing favorable that about this project and investing the laws and restrictions how neighborhood figure out to protect us from developers like forest city nothing sustainable all are catered to bring in a group of filthy rich people that don't care about us what is sustainable think of the economic and social impacts of gentrification the long term effects of gentrification and displacement garbage nobody talk about that traffic and environmental pollution and crime and sores prices no affordable housing and visions and special treatments
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to the rich and elitists happening by this administration forest city they're no diversity than airbnb and they're releasing speculators ron conway the big tax who powder million dollars to promote lies and confusion we wanted you to know we will keep on fighting to protect our communities and protection filipinos today who will be serving - >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> hello, i'm silva johnson explained on the rich people is one i'm i have to tell you i get
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my there and tell you to quit the devil is getting more powerful he knows i'm getting stronger and stronger he will not deal with you this is become and then stop him because the power of god is more than he can withstand and you'll be supervisors explaining to everyone and looking at him in the eye that i have already seen that is going to be changed because this is will not ruin no, no anymore i've had enough who i am or what i stand for or my purpose and family which all of you regulations i'm proud to say you final got something that
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stand for about liability and more car parts and children we have what stands for and we're charged with the idea people like - i think that is going to come to appear to everyone hiring the truth will stand to where we'll all say and is difference between - we'll be able to make that more clear make sure that you'll hear who i am i'm tlument i have to tell you you'll be able to understand because you will not been able to with me he'll lose any kind
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of devices with our children he knows he will withstand with the left hand that have been we'll stay with him he won't have the a lot of money and - i don't think he'll standers it, it is about jowls and we'll having all have and - >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening board of
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supervisors this is one the spanish specialists will take over. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so good afternoon good evening board of supervisors i'm mrir miami. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i work in the soma with the filipino and latino families >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so - i belong to the organization and i have some stories to share with all of you that come from the latino and filipino families that will be -
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i just want to say a few years ago i've been working with the organization and a few years the father and mother is elsewhere to stop coming since the organization because their rents and simply were displaced from san francisco. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and now comes this time around the neighborhood district of soma and the fire extinguisher families are displaced from there. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i ask myself you supervisors what happened to the developers that displaced the
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working families their hard working what happens to the developers. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i ask you again those hard working families that worked in good jobs and send concerned their children to the public schools where are the families now being displaced speeding i feel not able to hope people what about the children not continuing their educations where there will they continue to study.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i ask you to things for the stopping of this project so the young people that want to stay here and study and remain here and the parents to remain here to support themselves. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so good afternoon good evening supervisors i'm here with the organization >> i'm a resident of the soma district. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> don't believe that the 5 m project that is proposed should be approved it is going to
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negatively effect the residents in the soma district. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and if you start to think about that to feel this. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> that the more the ones who be will be affected is the elderly. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> you don't feel this because none of you sitting here live in the soma district. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and if you feel this project should move forward. >> (speaking foreign language.) then what matters it the money and especially those in the soma. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> tassel to your attention. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and if you have look at of conscious to please think about
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all the things. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> all the negative consequences that will be brought to this area because of project. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi good evening supervisors i'm jasmine i'm an educator and artist and activist work with the workshop as a concerned citizen of san francisco not rush to break the zone laws and the communities trust and instead recommend you go back to the planning commission and follows the laws and impacts the residents of the soma neighborhood of the neighborhood it effects the negative impacts on the people of san francisco most indirectly that displaces the working-class people that are essential to the economy and
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community and displace the latino and fire extinguisher and working-class xhibt in san francisco additionally i want to emphasize not only will those groups be negatively impacted by 5 m but all san francisco will suffer i know for myself not a san francisco native not nancy pelosi filipino not working-class will be affected by the 5 m i posted to san francisco from boston i moved here i was draw up to the rich diversity of ethic and the filipino and chinese community that makes it easier for lgbt folks to live here because of the arts in san francisco all of these things what i think of what i think of san francisco i've seen the city changes in the last couple of years maine due to the tech and the high income residents that are
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changing the reversal market we're struggling to pay our rent that numerous others artists of small art organizations are leaving san francisco leaving the cultural sworn an educator and nearly all my friends had to move to the eastbound i'm living in a rent-controlled unit apartment i live in fear of being evicted spold the understanding the 5 m promises to build are not fiberglass i'm a marching single person with a moderate consistent income with no way to afford those units the working-class people in the soma can't afford those unite they'll be displaced i say all those things i don't want to emphasize
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t t you'll not be building those building if you care about the people of color their fighting their neighborhood you're still noted looking at them when they speak i'm trying to speak as a privileged person you'll listen to i know that - >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm john i'm a san francisco residents i'm here to support 5 m. >> s.p.c.a. directly into the microphone. >> i'm john a san francisco resident and here to support 5 m. >> this is the side of the meeting people that are opposed to the projects are speaking. >> i did not know sorry.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> blessing i'm a lessons secretary of universal indoor nation of tribes chapter they chapter of firstborns and come radicals living in the south of market that are effected if this 5 m project cbos forward please don't port 42 hours is that displace poor working-class support the protecting affordable housing only not luxury condos and office spaces thank you. >> didn't go my name is - richie association and i live in district one but i'm here because i think this is a very important issue that effects the
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whole city this area this plan is in essential driving the filipinos out of their community they've been driven out several times before in the past this is important to me because the japanese-american with or forced to going to concentration camps in world war ii and in the 70s by the local government because of urban renewal japanese-american communities was forced to flee to leave our town in the same incidence the african-american communities was also forced to leave and this story two communities now this new situation which is not new it is ongoing full thing process that is been building building
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building people say gentrification well gentrification on the other hand, but it is racism this area has full of filipino 2000 filipinos there is latinos and chinese and unfortunately, many are modest income so this is not only rational discretion but economic discrimination the whole city has been for decades paid to play and it's a sad, sad story at this point in time we could do something about this is not the only projects on the road we had 8 washington project and the 75 housing and the 5m and in the parts and in the next future we'll have polk street all the
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projects provide housing yes, but people don't live here right now we need housing for people that are here now if so ridiculous we need housing we need affordable housing please don't not approve that project or the eir thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is t g the director of the working group a 43 organization in the soma supporting the asian communities i'm also a residence with the studio an organizer with the error with the communities center and south of market communities network and a tenderloin residents two years ago i married my best friend at the local church central city is my home i'm proud to work here unfortunately found a strong
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sense of communities but for myself and filipino medical examiners that represents our cultural heart but forest city about that transport anyone in its place the 5m will put our communities at further fraction and displacements itself lurk units will not house the protecting seniors more our artists or service workers that delays inform air force homeowners and the 87 onsite as supervisor kim negotiated is targeted at individuals making one to one 50 percent of ami my two. households will not quality for a studio that is able to be afforded my neighborhood might the thirty stories towers will o blalt this scenario a huge surgery inland value will only 0
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skrokt the rents with this rapidly reducing the people the contribute that makes it special if we don't take a stand another tragedy for that the books another of him and yerba buena at the end of the day this is not just a soma not just a t l but a city issue. you're showcasing vote will set a precedent for the community planning in every san francisco neighborhood for years to come you hold the power and responsibility to stand up this not it who will you build for you're showcasing constituents that serves our county thank se
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm crisis not filipino japanese and i'm queer too i've been working in soma for quite a bit the year after the earthquake i started working here as a security guard as an affordable housing director and as a planner if a community-based now access to housing coordinator for bmr as well as affordable housing i'm here to tell you this i think the diversity of soma is beautiful i love soma since the first day i started to work there and the people the diversity of people and
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especially 6th street it is in a terrible departments time but love the way that people work together and the filipino communities was very accepting of me mainly because of way i look but because of the enlists i was able to bring japantown task force they were spooird and member of mac in the mission and those gifts that that ability to see what is happening in the rest of the neighborhood to bring that and talk about the way that people are treated in a different way and different standards and bring that up to try to have solutions is it really important and this is the diversity of soma i am someone that work beed on the south of market family zone that was our opportunities to try to carve out 80 a place with the craziness of rincon hill and
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mid block and created the youth and family to remain the character of this area i believed in this project here is something that is going to destroy that character i want to be clear how does that work and fifth street are an important part of community i believe in stooeshl you're saying the eir and says you can going if to 4 hundred and 40 feet in the block and in environmental impact very little there were responses nothing you can do about it you can sit there and say this is i think adequate and see the open space that is provided they have two hours of sunshine 23 hours of shade that's no a gift to the neighborhood you can say that the i'm here to talk about this
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this is a community vision would we've presented and the same amount that provides luxury housing that won't industry this neighborhood - >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening board of supervisors i live and work a few plain clothes away from in project as a resident in the communities i've met filipino families and clients to express is 5 m will nostril help to sustain the residents income especially for the filipino community right now dozens of families i'm working with can't afford to rent an apartment in system central selma it has consistently transcribed to the you think affordable with the eviction and displacement and working-class residents and increasing those impacts are
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real a responsibility of the city to advance the 5m saying this project will include the central selma and impact it presents a greater risk for the soma residents if 5 m project is approved does that impact the surrounding impact and will have a displacement of the filipino communities soma is a place where filipino or so starter their america dream please don't take this communities and trust and approve the 5m because of the impact this project will cost thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm chris a film maker here i walk around it looks a giant construction site i don't want that to happen to soma because i kind of want to see
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the culture that is built around this still intact i sucks that it really is a bummer that stuff has to happen about the 5m project the city and the developer has mislead the public claiming the special prauchlt for the community that the community benefit will not happen if at the explicit get the special approvals you know as also known as an art i'm kind of tired of seeing a lot of good people leave this awesome place and as it turns anti into take away something by the way, yeah recycle please don't approve this this is really awful it is bad for the community i care i'm only speaking from my heart i care
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about my community the diversity and everything you know i care about that place so thanks. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm robert marquis living in district 5 work at market and 7 since 2001 and evicted and to market street but krment soma is my home for the filipino communities i came from florida group white that washed if a similar cultural and when i came in here he took a little bit of wine cultural in soma i ran into people that became part of my community and marble arts in the south of market part of
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sharing the art my experience i want the filipino community to participate in the chinese new year's parade and participated in the citywide books it was apple i congress place i'm here to you of the on twitter tax break committee about one million square feet we saw what happens with the million square feet so this special zone it is about one million zone we're talking about high luxury condos and high resale and high-end office space to quote splendor someone from the transportation
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or transportation genocide i don't have to make this up rather than talk about that 15 years from now what are we are doing to do to address this we'll be pro-active and address it now get the vision to what the space is supposed to look like i don't know how housing happens in this city i was on tndc has double credited for the 67 is avenue, i heard this property was ready to go in 2009, this city's budget has increased like 2 and a half billion dollars i don't know what it takes but what you start talking about avenue, i think this is the opportunity to slow down and look at the leadership to look at up and say what do we want to do this a million skis u
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skews in the most valuable square in the world right now it is valuable and magical you guys can approve it i ask you to take you're showing time to get a real environmental impact report done. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> tom the government of the people for the people how about a city with those standards another neighborhood another neighborhood courthouse fighting for its neighborhood housing not being built for filipino for 8 percent of the people in san francisco changing events and changing times and changing values it is california we run other
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out of gold in the gold rush maybe the hours needs a new system magnificent profits for healthy neighborhoods and growing and maintaining them and letting people grow old and letting the babies be born and kids growing up what if up to date change our housing evaluation success isn't a developer massive profit can we continue growing a healthy neighborhood people fighting in the mission tenderloin is going different neighborhoods not for this people of san francisco government of the people by the people for the people something is amiss what if new
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developments all new developments get thirty percent open to the market what happens if we pull 10 percent of the old folks from the local zip codes 15 percent of people living in those local zip codes around the development and i. >> and pulling the society up it's time for a change what happened 5 percent for the people from san francisco long term elderly to move into any new project condo or apartment what happens if we can get 10 percent of the people of the units in each building for the teachers, police are fire, sewer road, electrical and muni workers and thirty percent left for people that are less
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fortunate seniors that could a have an income i've lived too long and people that have a home but they're being - they can't maintain have to move out and veterans integrated foster kids people in the community people in our healthy we can raise everybody i'm for change thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> hello good evening supervisors i'm andrew i'm a resident of soma and i wish to urge you to not rush to approve that project let's reexamine it an adequate eir let's take a step back and send this back to planning so we can further see the impacts on the communities i
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moved here 11 years ago with the thought of a vibrant community now joy fully in the midst means it should be perpetual threaten no matter the composition of the new companies taking up office what we or will be eir vocally tossed by the way side how many community centers and affordable units and other promises sway not the bottom line what grew over and over combaveng on its own displaced by the person's thereof hugh how far where will it go next and how much blur the lines of character between one neighborhood and another before everyone realize and wakes up up with no motivation what we
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unwitness employee created together please don't approve that project and send it back to planning thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello good evening. i'm tin i can't with gabriel i work with san francisco immigrant and migrate women i'm speaking in support of appeal and not ask the board of supervisors to rush to approve the 5m project we're relying on the corporate investment without the regulations is not the solution to the affordability crisis 40 in san francisco the voters asked for thirty percent affordable for low income it puts us farther and farther behind without the housing goals and causing further dam in the soma community we're not here
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for you're showing sympathy for the evictions and widening income disparity happening in the city you're considering a project that contributes to the worsening of racial and i think equality if this so-called sanctuary city not just the contemplation of fm filipino but the chinese and black communities we're here to seek a fannie in genuine planning moments with the victories for the community happen because of the overwhelm punishing for what's right we need genuine community planning that will rather looking for the well-being of the community take for example, at the rosemarie she's lived with the extends family if the soma with the little income manages to send people to the filipinos and
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to the social fabric of soma works at a hotel as a housekeeper ambassadors come to stay here fell workers work with locals and tourist cbo shopping and received an eviction notice and here neighbor got one thousands of rose marie's outlining throughout the city the city of needs to do a better job of protecting rose marie and the city needs to ask the community what kind of planning to will a dignified life but rosemary are displaced and many more like her not talk about the great contributions of filipino building and making this city and country great without
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talking about what makes them struggle make the rights decision by accepting this and sloin the project progress and make that more inclusive for the phone please not contribute to the mistakes by contributing - thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> hello, i'm karen smooth i'm a 6th district generation coming from the chinese-american with solidarity with the residents speaking convince the 5m i came to speak out against the mayor's proposal for the $80 million construction of the state of the art jail project that came before the board you'll probably familiar with several the members of the board opposed did jail for the serves as part of jail are part of
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disproportionately brown and black communities should have access without being bokdz into jail and how it is recommended to the issues of housing it is 0 objective u obvious but needs to be restated jails are not the kind of affordable housing they're asking ignore 100 percent building they'll be and their gentrified with the increasing calling for the criminalization the ill and the others if you approve that luxury development that that pathsic with no low income housing you're showing sending a clear message house people behind bars if the 5 m project were 100 percent truly affordable housing that would be a true statement including jane kim and will have alternatives to incarceration
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thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good evening from san francisco rising alliance san francisco rising alliance an alliance coalition of long term coalition offer people that live in the south of market the bayview and in the western edition and the mission in the outer mission in the o m ion on behalf of the members of just cause of kohlman advocates and others organizations we urge the board to support the appeal and reserve the certification the environmental impact report we're joining the real eloquent course of voices you've heard and so for all the manifold reasons of justice of inequality the displacement please, please, please sends this project back
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to planning thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening. i'm andy blue if the plaza 16 coalition we're that here in solidarity to reject this project in 5 m we're in a crisis ♪ city and world not a moment we needed the elected leaders to foresight for or fight for the people now we need over elected leaders to fight like hell against corporate greed who needs to go over the family zone who says it prioritize the needs of people over the profits of the hearst kormth in forest city who can say is is not driven by greed the up zoning is a
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generous gift to the hearst corporation and forest city at the expense the exist community why will the up zoning and who benefits if the up zoning you simplely caught up build this without severe consequences for the residents we know that the plaza 16 and mission developed when they heard about the monster in the mission by max must at 16th street and mission the folks in the mission knows exactly what happened when luxury is built it is happening to them they're being displaced 18 thousand latinos from the mission since 2000 what would happen to the filipino the unaffordable bmr's on site not for existing residents therefore when did cost of housing
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skyrockets people will be displaced forever you kabts say you're showing hands are tied we don't have to keep accepting the crumbles uniforms u criminals that they through us for the arts spaces we have to say no to austerity there are alternatives and the communities has come up with a fantastic vision for the space this alone is reason to reject this and send it back to planning look at it meets the needed of zoning and it is within the current height that stands for the project and three hundred units of affordable housing and tons of office space there are alternatives and you're showing hands are not tied not take the crumbs from the hearst corporation we need you to fight the city is in a
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crisis the would world and the scared duty make the right decision thank you very much >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> were evicted - i remember
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the phone leaning and walking the streets to a revolution somewhere within the israel of mini in a and significant and the dirt past the condo for the next 20 years we'll planning the life of this place she says where will they go the families, planting children like rice along the streets and behind the warehouses until they're paying the day's when their social security check arrives is there a zone for it to refugees and those is city planning they're planning another location for the 21st century with the city
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free for those who have awkward back cards with the relocations of you and me this time not a barbed wire fence to stand behind that was written in 1989 1989 and it is so relate today there is a vision for the city.
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>> i started working at the south of market in 2004 after college and now a youth counselor there here so right down the broke this project is you know basically take over the filipinos were displaced if manila town adjacent to chinatown and then if yerba buena through the redevelopment the 5m project proposal in south of market is the latest attempt to drive out for purposes from their homes and neighborhood the up zoning
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in the proposed 5 m sud will accelerate the displacement of thousands of filipinos and other working-class families youth and seniors in soma those developers have never understand here and had their roots they don't know the this will not help the if that families and residents instead approvals will impact the following residents and the massive displacements of filipino communities based on the urban project the action initiative in collaborative with the researchers at ucla community-based organizations
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and the statistic resource where do the south of market is if it's advanced stages of displacement and gentrification the 5m project will accelerate the displacement and gentrification documented by the report i know longer than recognize this soma and recognize san francisco i recognize when is happening please, please not the 5 m. >> thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening. i'm a youth program yoerd at the filipino community as an usher born if the filipinos and actually used to live off bryant street light one of the folks that actually thousands of people that have been displaced and live in the east bay now so when we say displacement it is a real thing
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for so many people for the by the way, and so many people in the country and this world we live in filipino are displaced at&t alarming rate of 6 thousand filipino looking for work in the phone numbers we looked for resource and job opportunity we face the same kind of displacement and issues we fastback home i want to say gentrification is a fancy way for systematic racism is a fancy word for displacement i want to ask you a question for who is that development the people that live in the neighborhood the people that grew up here the artists and educators and a in question populated earlier around the income disparities we know that a lot of the people a lot of filipinos have home caregivers and housekeeper struggling to make ends meet we
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ask a people centered development i want to a press conference that commissioner avalos organized earlier this week we really involved the community in the bernal height area and got tare prospective in terms of the people ordinary development we know there is holes in the project so we want to really think about the concerns the community and the concerns of the people we know that san francisco has a history strong history of labor movement and a strong right here or his and the bernal height hotel that sparked history many filipinos fought for the welfare the community i want to ask you a question and i'll i'll leave it at that there's a strong kind of sentiment of think about our hearts with our hearts and minds
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is this development for the people is it for the neighborhood and soma is it for the families like my aunt i didn't that spoke earlier that who decides who lives in the soma district 3 kids with their stepped up to the plate families or students that grew up like myself or those who are privileged hopefully answer the questions when we think about development. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm speaking in tagalog a community organizer and worker in the south of market a when i
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first moved here became involved that the senior citizens in san francisco and most of time i heard about their issues of housing. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> up to now housing is still their issue >> (speaking foreign language.) >> they're only able to live
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here 5 or 6 or more people in a room in a studio just to they can food other basic needs. >> i'm asking. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i will often ask what i think do you think that 5 m will help the needs of people and seniors here in san francisco. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> >this includes seniors and others are disabilities.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> what will happen those overshadows by massive towers how many will benefit from this development and other developments constructed in san francisco? >> (speaking foreign language.) >> people are hoped more affordable housing have died waiting. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> others are moved to other places to find housing and stay with family and friends living
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in difficult situations they're in difficult circumstances. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> until when. >> when you're going to leave them in that kind of situation. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> how long where will they be able to get descents affordable housing. >> (speaking foreign language.)
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>> when will you notice them and notice the retired seniors the homeless with disabilities and other workers in san francisco who can't afford housing. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so these are my questions when will you notice them how long with it take for you to answer they needs the same way with the quick notice of attention that 5 m is getting. >> (speaking foreign language.)
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>> will they die waiting.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> is 75 percent of our income goss towards housing this is the in-law unit i'm one of the thousands of san franciscans who are going to be displaced who does are you think came a time is not just effecting for purposes but everyone if you walk outside of environment commission in the tenderloin and the financial district homeless is not just within filipinos but folks brake latinos and whites i've seen mothers no streets holy their children asking people for money to pay for the rents
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i've seen the elderly begging for money so is he, pay for their medication this is is kind of san francisco that we have today and i'm not sure anymore in is democracy the people we put in those seats are really working for the people who needs the help the most and 40 is for the the new thirty when people are displaced out of the south of market so i'm asking you today to really think long and hard about the families that really make up the culture of san francisco and not just for the wealth why a and elites the working-class is not enough to live here in san francisco
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so, please also take into consideration and this is not a san francisco for all self-defense not anymore it is only for those who have the money to stay here with the 5m going up not for my family thank you. >> next speaker >> my name is rich a thirty year ago long residents in san francisco you know i'm proud to be still work with you know the green parties and a laborer i certainly hope or past perplex you know if i f getting proposition kicked to the curve elsewhere hopefully, you'll get
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together collectively and find out more proposition we need to be you know taking forward here in terms of getting more affordable housing because you know, i myself have been you know a victim of a owner move-in eviction two times and i've been out here from midtown and every occasion up until the time i get effected i truly understand the injury to one is an injury to all that is something i'll never take for granted thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm larry irony work with the justice cause a
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nonprofit in san francisco and oakland that work on housing rights a residence of the richmond i've worked in the tenderloin around homeless issue and the mission and soma i'm irregularly the board not to approve the 5m because the displacement the serious impacts that will create in san francisco like you've heard the eir is inadequate and the board of supervisors shouldn't approve that project right now this is a critical moment with gentrification displacing so many people that is a struggle a real struggle to live in the city with the stories tonight we need a community led development you've heard that over and over we need the community led development and planning that values the needs of working-class black and filipinos the most impacted by
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the gentrification right now i'm irregularly you as representatives you represent this city and values and represent the community need to hear the communities and listen and not approve this project thank you. >> next speaker >> good work i'm valerie a 10 year residents of the richmond district and teacher in san francisco in soma i ask you to support the appeal because the affordable housing it advertisered i don't qualify a two year teacher dictated my life to becoming a teacher at the school i work at and join i
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did not needs this 50 percent medium this document is available if you google it as the 5m place of business plan and see how much and the san francisco teachers make and maybe they can make it so we actually qualify for this i've done the math i'll mother quality more affordable housing for another 10 years i've asked the board of supervisors is it fair to ask the teachers would literally dedicated their life to the soma tifrns since being a teacher in the school and community they want to serve is it fair to ask them to wait until another decade my favorite part of day is riding the bus i see the second grade i know i'm
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on time whether i see the students on the 47 bus i don't want to be the traverse that communities on bart and knows what happened in san francisco the night before if you support this project i know i'm a fifth grade teacher i look at the kindergarteners and ask myself when those kindergarteners are fifth graders i can honestly say i will not be their teacher i don't know if oversee families will be able to afford to live in the soma and if i'll be able to afford to live in san francisco and with the teacher burden or burn out you're asking the sfusd teachers go on google and look up how little teachers make and make the affordable
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housing affordable for the teachers that you advertise it to be don't use teachers as our commercial we'll not stand for that thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is michael i live in soma i'm chinese i am american please does not approve this 5 m project i've lived in san francisco for 11 years i find it the most beautiful place because of the people because of it's communities and if we let this 5 m project bull do so drove that then all our communities will be lost we heard many voices heard and they're loud and clear they have not think represent byed by 5 m
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5 m should go back to brooklyn the kindergarteners housekeeper i want them to be here 5 years from now i want them to still love san francisco and want to still be here in san francisco to represent our tourists today they all they talk about is how high the rents are i don't want to talk about that i of the them to recognize i love to live in san francisco give me you're tired you're showing poor our illustrated mass yes and no to be free you know that poem that is what soma is about our communities are about and could i the voices are loud and their clear i want you to hear them and want you to represent them as we want to represent this beautiful city of
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san francisco thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening board of supervisors and my san francisco communities and lauren an ecology nurse and residents and nurse and filipino-american and mexican-american i bring up i'm a nurse because i have heard it will be the 5m the affordable housing will be affordable for nurses i don't agree i think we forgot that in my experience that most people i know come out of school with student loans on top of having to cbo into housing i personally can't been raising a family in the near future i wanted to talk to the board of
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supervisors and talk to the filipino seniors local and next door people that support this project and ask the hard questions what promises do thank you tell you that affordable about in the be affordable did they warn you how the lands value raise and the landlords will want to cash in on higher rent is this much is a good thing do you understand why people are looking at the bigger picture see the down falls of the project do i know every time a large project that is a population gross while the fire extinguisher and mexican population gets smaller in 1990 the physically population points 7 pose after yerba buena was built sf overall from 74 k to
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while the filipino population declined to 5 points 2 percent by 2000 four years later the sf population grew back the filipino again declined to 4 percent does anyone see a pattern they're on opposite side of the issue who was told to some and what truth as seen by others a good project is supposed by most not barely passing by half barely 57 percent barley pga proposition f would have stopped airbnb from illegal units 5 of percent voted no barelywant? >> thank you. next speaker.
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i'm adidas i'm going to speak in a none citizen california way but i'd like for you to consider on vote 21 to reverse of conditional use authorization specifically in relationship to the youth and family zone supervisor campos in you're neighborhood the quatro is requesting the businesses be seven hundred and 50 square feet only asking for a business door 25 feet a new business door in the memory and safety of children in the youth and family zone we want our children to be able to walk on howard street diane fought for the businesses being safe havens for children that conditional use within the project proposal we'll prefer the housing on howard instead of
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the 6 thousand trips that don't contribute to the neighborhood safety in terms of pedestrians item number 224 reverse the office allocation san franciscans for reasonable growth talked about the methodologies in the impact of offices we know that the additional office space is exacerbating the housing issues in san francisco that's why very they have to do the mitigation to the with affordable housing but create more impacts for you to understand that miriam spoke to where are the people now i'll tell you they're in oakland oakland rents have doubled since 2008 and san francisco hsa is causing that take care of you're own business it is understanding how you impact other shame an spur spur said they're doing regional planning in this office space were built inform
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san francisco how much better bart and transbay traffic would be instead of building the transit in san francisco we've let it cbo in 2009 interxnl hotel the three hundred plus foot hotel is the exception to height everything will get lower simple math 4 hundred and 70 feet is higher not lower than three hundred feet we would okay. now we say in the impacts are not sashl you think of displacement oh, this is ones the parking lot this is about speculation you don't have to believability manifest destiny the developers are having a the hearst got to us to the spanish 34er7b war and started the u.s. you mean perilism more sophisticated now they center marketing departments and
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campaign manager that is managing the communication not something that is acceptable the shadows we want you to reject against stephen on - >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> good evening board of supervisors i'm going to say two or three things you've probably heard from a number of speakers ♪ room they bear repetition because it is important we be absolutely clear what you'll be doing in you vote to uphold this highly inadequate eir and override city policies in order to allow this budget to go forward the simple fact of the enabling height is a multi million dollars give away to the developer that will also raise
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property individuals in values that will fuel a wave of speculative investment and evictions as landlord are to cash in on the improvement of the neighborhood on the transformation of the neighborhood and this will be solicited by the influx of highly paid tech workers that will be in the office space and it will lead to massive displacement among working-class primary immigrants primary filipino neighborhoods that will lead to for the third time the distribution of a working-class filipino for the third time in san francisco history what does that mean that neighborhood is being displaced for the third time they'll lose essential housing no onsite regional housing summit in the neighborhood 85 units is not
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worth talking about the affordability or of those unite are navigates o units are barrel affordable to the teachers not affordable to most teachers that associate groups will be disrupted address nets that people use in employment disrupted and people will be away from their culture network and for seniors that is likely to prove facility is this what you want you'll have to please think about what is want you want to do some people on the board of supervisors may want to create a new community with the planning but i'd like to think the majority of this board of supervisors is on the side of the people of san francisco siemens corporation those that see the projection and vote to uphold the appeal thank you >> thank you very much. next
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speaker. >> good evening board i'll make this quick a quick question in house how many of you are born and raised or living receipt you see how small that number is those are the people that voted you all in here you're kicking of out how will be that who will vote for you with that said, i'm in district 6 and worked in there 4 four or five years and the soma and arts it is path eric i'm ready when this hits the t s we'll be ready thank you. >> next speaker >> good evening excuse me. i'm marie an organizer with the cause i work everyday with tenant in the missions fighting the massive wave of displacement
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that are pushing out walking latinos and the gentrification of changing the fabric of our neighborhood for all the reasons the soma the members of the filipino community working-class immigrant, have already stated this project should not be approved the negative impacts are great the zoning and planning set a dangerous precedent for the city and negative effect our ability in san francisco we need community-based planning to have development without displacement there is currently a community alternative that has comparable that builds has a comparable housing you urge you to support that and not the 5m proposal thank >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> hello i'm available to answer any questions you may have is arena a san francisco resident
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i'm filipino and i for most of my life undocumented i'm an art and educator i currently work at 3 different places all teaching gigs as a faculty at the college and teach at a purchase in hayward in the east bay and right now i have a teaching retainedcy at betsey carmichael first graders theatre arts this is their first time you know having access to arts education and i'm there to provide that and happy to be interest and i just want to mention that it is becoming too frequent in the classroom that someone moves away and the numbers of students this was taken care of is dwindling just the other week last week one of my students i told him next week we'll do math and one
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of the students was saying well, i'm not going to be here i'm moving to la that is becoming the pattern and it is ready e really sad an elementary school this should be serving kids no affordable housing nothing no where for them to live i myself can't afford the affordable units projected by the 5m i'm struggling educator and artist this is impacting all the bay area someone mentioned impacting oakland it is impacting displacement is already been happening i've seen it and known a lot of people that have been leaving san francisco so go to other places i lives live a really tiny studio i'd like to see to move to a place to see sunshine but not move to oakland
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i can't afford hayward where i'm from i'm asking and imploring the board of supervisors this is an opportunity for you; right? to right an injustice an opportunity for you to undo the description we faced in the filipino community and this is also an opportunity to hear the existing communities that exist in the soma another opportunity to create an quilt development we need very, very careful community input there community members who believe that this project will benefit them but i'm very skeptical i wonder i wonder if the benefits will show up in 4 are 10 or 15 remembers why will we be around
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if we're already getting displaced at the current momentum is it beneficial for the community that's all i have to say. >> next speaker >> i grew up in the soma and want to betsy the uc berkley and could have worked anywhere but back to the south of market and worked at a cologne person for low income youth and artist i've seen an amazing amount of chapping in the communicated and once again little developers are calling the shots there is 6 hundred luxury youth and no affordable housing on site one time community benefits payment in exchange for that the ongoing displacement evictions that will last for generalizations and this unprecedent of creating a special use district on top of pa family and youth zone
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and so when they say there is not any displacement it is coming from people that never experienced what is like to be displaced i was displaced in 1990 in u tom with my family our studio arts benefits studio was kicked out of our place and it took us 10 years to reclaim our space that is a traumatic experience for the third time my family accompany monday i'll be leaving the city any landlord raised any rent by 15 percent i've involved any my how late that about that when in their building up the space not driven by the community all we're asking for a 50 day continuance
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especially in the neighborhood the community that is historically displaced over and over and over again, thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi, good evening. i'm mary and i've been living in san francisco for tech sf of 12 years i love san francisco i went to the middle school and lincoln i go to sfaiftd i live and teach in the excelsior and work with the soma right when i say that i want you to understand that i'm here because consider this city my city i hope you do too i'm a san franciscan at heart that girl that wears a san francisco hat and everyone tells me you're from san francisco you know they give him that look it is not easy to live here i'm not
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beginning i against change if new community is constantly told what is good for us this housing is affordable we know what is good for us i want you to listen if you want to be responsive to the people you serve then act responsibly thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening supervisors thank you, again it is probably going to be a meaningful evening mountain valley pipeline my name is allowingcy i'm here for the 5m project and working in the south of market for almost 25 years south of market 25 years and it is totally different from the south of market i see, i see israel with families and children right now it is such a fair you know community and i am
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very afraid of what is happening in the future there is a lot issues expressed some eir and special use and many more and words that have been repeated time and time again like displacement and gentrification, affordable housing, community driefrn plans people don't say it they want to repeat what other people say but i think that is the goal of the like me, me to make sure that someone is lvns because i do not feel that someone it is listening i feel that this has this project is so fast tracked and if we don't slow down a lot of things will happen developers come and go i hope that all of you will be here when somebody is entangled
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by the development he why don't you be there before them and look them in the eye and say you have a solution when someone is evicted not afford rent because of the developments like 5 m i hope you'll be that there look them in the eye and say we have a solution right away right now the community you're not offering a solution affordable housing 33 i still couldn't figure out how 33 the new plan of 4087 units on the building that is only built we have 87 units of 100 percent, 120 and other ami if earning 10 thousand plus if you're an ssi is problematic will it can
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problematic if you're going to be required to make between 7 to one thousand and one hundred thousand dollars to be able to afford the ami let's think that that and not redefine legislation for the many if we're going to do this we're lotta's fountain earthquake for the many that will afford luxury condo unit thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening supervisors my name is dos i represent the asian pacific islanders a f c i o and the co-chair thought chapter i'm here in support of appeal i live in district 6 south of market and in the early 90s and back in the late 80s i work in the south of market and
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see the effect of gentrification i can see right now the high-rise that is in the area and the filipino community is they're running away now we want to have another i hotel we want you to consider the appeal to listen to the community in san francisco and my community the filipino community has been tremendously effected if there 5 m project will continue just give us time to think and to really make sure that the community is being listened to we know that there are a lot of supervisors that are becoming to our community to vote for them the vex legislation we'll went you and remember you until we find justice to the filipino in
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san francisco and the bay area thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi good evening supervisors i'm affordable housing i can't a resident for the so in soma i used to live on the borders between chinatown in a rent-controlled unit our building has two flats and one downstairs the landlord sold the building they evicted the neighbors and waited for the motto turn so socioso they moved into arch 3 bedroom flat and took the building off the market so basically senior against senior we've lived in the building for 23 years seeking represent from the san francisco tenants union and the rights
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committee after 3 years we got tired of fighting and move forward my grant went from a flat to senior home with no walking distance assessable to their community a year later the building was up to sale for over one million dollars my family was split up and no longer had a community while my landlord was feeling it up in the st. francis neighborhood of multi million dollars homes i've moved 7 times and affording often and forced to move and my point is people with money whether say anything to get their way i see that 5 m is doing the same to the community in 5 m people united will not be sdpaeftd their strategy of buying support is how they've been preceding blind and sugar costa-hawkins
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affordable housing is considered senior abuse they know in the heart of the hearts they've not been able to afford the affordable housing because if it they tell him it the truth of the matter thaip their family will get evicted atheism be on board and the city will use big words to make 2 sound they're doing something go back good for the community please don't allow 5 m to proceed san francisco heart and soul has left please help our community of what is left thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, good evening. i'm german a very honored to be here speaking on behalf of the workers in the south of market i identify as a worker in the
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south of market for more than a decade and been an honor to integrate with a lot of the people i see day to day that are struggling i'm here to in support of appeal and asking you all to do the same to please allow time for the development of the plan let me tell you real quick 9 impact right now in the community right now the community is fragmented a lot in be fighting and it is hard to see day to day people i consider my family are in disagreement our community is not perfect a lot of the disagreements and conflicts have long existed before this has been proposed but it is only dense if i had as we lost so i do want to you try my best to look at the benefits package by the developer it so
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you would go this is beneficial but if so is it truly on impact on the community i'm terrified of the trickle down effect with the psychosis rents in the area around the project and which 0 could lead to displacement of our community so i know there is a lot of talk the avenue, i want probation officer give honor but who is it truly affordable for i know f there is a saying that is tossed around 40 is the new thirty what good is it if it is not assessable to the growing working-class and the growing low income population and the demolishing middle-income i don't qualify for the housing again, i urge you to please accept the appeal and allow for
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more time for people driven plan thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> how you guys doing i'm robert i live in the outer sunset i have a lot of friends but i have to work 3 jobs to be in the city my homeboys blessed me historically the filipino and immigrant families has been underserved and left without the necessity support of the community of immigrant in the city from the 2000 to the 2010 census filipinos are declining to 36 i'm sorry three hundred plus representing and 4 percent of the city population up to a quarter or 25 percent of 4 million filipinos in the u.s. undocumented a higher percentage
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in san francisco many filipinos have been displaced because of the market-rate since the 1990s and many struggle for the housing in the excelsior today, the overall census the filipinos is going down many filipinos can't stay in the city soufrpd the 5 m over 2 thousand filipinos of immigrant and chinese will be greatly impacted by the project and increasing pressures of being displaced filipinos were displaced from the chinatown and then from yerba buena center to the redevelopment the 5m proposal south of market is the latest attempt to rob the filipinos of their homes and the 5m sud will accelerate the displacement of thousands of dpw and working-class families from soma activist do you, you got to
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right? >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> sue hester i'm the attorney for san franciscans for reasonable growth i'd like to build on comments to the eir that were filed by david john's we were extraordinarily active around the 80s our testimony on the eir specifically is the david testimony for the city to figure out what the housing needs were for office space what eventually was the official city position on transit and building affordable housing that led to the downtown plan, which is one of the things that is being amended by this plan after the downtown plan was passed i worked with people in
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chinatown just to go around the i hotel and people in chinatown people in the tenderloin, people in the central soma were very concerned about expansion that they saw the potential expansion of office areas into their neighborhood they were all low income neighborhoods the entire area around downtown was and is low income except scattered newly high affordable housing none thought at the time, we would be moving montgomery street to fifth and howard when we dealt with the eastern neighborhoods area plan we didn't conceive this area being high income housing and
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high income offices so out thought that we got the youth and family zone it was a statement by little planning commission and the board of supervisors i have to remind you filipino and low income people living in those areas and they need to be protected today it is all kind of wiped out because we have no redevelopment agency so we have this fantasy the planning commission can function and do a d-4-d you know the difference 24/7 a redevelopment agency they had staff and stated on top of things and looked at it did project in the context that the people were effected a bunch of you the board when there was a redevelopment agency this is not new development you have assuming the powers of the
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redevelopment agency and rezoning and not going to monitor a damn thing as people get displaced thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> supervisors david osgood from rincon point my family came to soma in 1849 and lived there 25 years want to express support for the appeal and two minutes and 40 seconds left what to do oh, just kidding thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is angelica i'm with the south of market community action
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network our appeal shows from the beginning the 5m project has the community platform we'll let you you know what the respective community looks like in the south of market please get the overhead we put together our community vision on the 5m site with the community advisor in the south of market the soma action committee of the artist and working with an architect from the u.s. city the community is not against the development of the community in soma half of the city's new housing is located in the south of market other projects have respected the zoning why can't the 5 m a good example of that is, we actually work with the a gi on ninth and mission to look at as
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a right to build there and the developer showed us the different rendering of africa look like on site and actually let us look at the rendering and we were able to click where the developer the affordable housing we want to see in the neighborhood the community has produced drawings that prove the city and the developer have mislead the public their claiming the special approvals are needed for the arranged unit and the community has product drawings this is not the case the site is for mixed use residential use and part of the youth and special youth district since 2008 just want to - our community vision provides 6 hundred plus units of housing so 6 hundred and 88 unit instead of telephone
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onsite bmr our community vision is for 50 percent onsite affordable 50 percent affordable is consistent with the city's housing balance policy this is not achieved by take advantage of the fact that harvesting corporation as owned even though site for decades no compensation for the land and utilizing the tax go exempt bond financing our community has office space and other space we proposed 200 and 40 thousand square feet of office and move the office space off the family special use district instead of the 8 hundred thousand square feet of office proposed we have ground floor retail but we want to see neighborhoods starting businesses walk central soma the eateries this keeps the buildings for community arts and space we were holy hoping we would
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take advantage to work with the 5 m. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> no other members of the public would any other members of the public like to provide public comment testimony seeing none, public comment is closed and we will move on with our hearing ma'am, you've already comments on this item at this point we will move for our presentation from our city departments and you'll have up to 15 minutes total. >> good evening supervisors john ram with the planning department i'll make a few opening comments and staff to address the specifics of the appealed on the projects nonresponsive you i want you to see my remarks from the context of the appeals of the conditional use applications on this project that is essentially the approval the project itself
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i'd like to make 3 points will the project recognizing the strong feelings of the room and recognizing the concern of changing the zoning for the site first make that the public benefits accrued will not be possible under current zoning it will not allow us because of prop c limiting the housing and the non-restricted avenue and other benefits on the site and secondly, the site is a site we believe has already been c-3 as the downtown plan was adopted and it is a site that is within a block of bart and muni station and it is, of course, in close proximity to the scoping this is a high density mixed use development it is the item before you you before today and i'll point out the site on the
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western edge of the high-rise district a number of reasons because of the affordable units and the historic buildings to the west of the site it is upcoming likely that the high-rise district will continue to the west and thirdly, i want to talk about the plan and why from a conditional use we believe that meets the standard for the necessary and desirable the rezoning of the site and the density have allowed us to history it to the eastern side allowing the open space on the western side of the site several benefits it allows us to cluster the open space in a large grouping and allows this between the development and the rest of the soma neighborhood that provides a space that the entire neighborhoods use and provides that in a location 3 the least shadow because of orientation of
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the site we believe with the conditional use should be upheld and i'm going to turn it over to staff to talk about of specifics of the appeal thank you very much. >> thank you director ram and good evening supervisor president london breed and members of the board from the planning department before we address the particular issues raised bye bye the appellant i would like to you touch briefly on a key feature of the public so we have a robust package here i think in particular respect to the housing 3 components just to make sure we understand what we're going to do ouch mission street this is a piece of land this was dedicated along with $12 million to constrict 83
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senior affordable housing units 50 percent of an end to the means, and, secondly, the tndc side on this trairt will have $18 million for 71 ami raiveng from 25 to 50 percent finally and on site affordable and reevicted housing in the project site 87 rental units at the 21 and 50 percent of medium income that is clear and my understanding over the course of the project with respect to the issues raised by the appellant we did submit our written response on the 5th of november without painstakingly detailed a couple of issues the appellant undertaking claims that the project is incomparable and will oblas rats the south of market
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special use district and supervisors the 740 paralyze in the sud sorry in the project in the family sud it is important to said what that sud does it does first, the height and level of for a minute with respect to the parcels, and, secondly, that requires the confusion from the planning commission for a handful of uses counter to the family and youth environment i want to make clear the 5m project has so you get those conditional uses and it has provided affordability beyond that is required in the sud and just to be clear on kind of an bureaucratic points the conditional use authorizations that are on appeal together, and, secondly, supervisors the appellant say the open space in the project is not well
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considered and not considered we the community address not adequately there are about rather is about an acres pub assessable open space on the site and analyzed to review sdpeven this project is with the city it's been discussed at great length with public hearing this will be memorialized through other approval documents and binding this sponsor to provide that space really in brief it is plentiful that is use full and locked in and thirdly, we're getting to the end with the colleagues the appellant suggested the project is in the filipino community and the community adoption of the filipino culture heritage district the supervisors will restate some of the facts no affordable units in the property today in and the project will displace
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none once more at the r request of the planning commissioners we had a study of the project of the affordable units within a quarter of a mile within the project site and 90 percent are subject to some level of protection i do also want to remark with respect f to the filipino culture district the da has been modified with supervisor kim to require the payment of $300,000 to use to study the integral and essentials to go adopt the filipino cultural district so by not approving the project we'll place that but we need to find alternative sources lastly the appellant says that provides insufficient housing and the remarks i opened with 40 percent
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of unit in this project that are subject to income restrictions and 5 m will be the first private project to steady the standards the 33 standards of prop k higher than the 12 and 20 for the bmr's and would steady the 17 and 27 percent standards for the youth and family st. jude sud it takes multiply income and the official project is a good deal for the city with that, supervisors i'm going to turn it over to michael thank you for your time. >> good evening supervisors michael environmental planning department staff ami i'd like to address the points on the appeal and state it is the departments position that the environmental analysis complies with the states guidelines in chapter
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three 1 of the administrative code before i get into the specific points i'd like to addresses i'd like to reiterate that the standards here for the appeal of the eir is to provide substantial evidences the commission's findings of the document being accurate and adequate and complete is somehow not true or appropriate the disagreement with the eir conclusion so objection to certain preferences for the alternative is not considered in the environmental analysis and not a basis for an appeal with a reerlg felt parklet to certify today is 16 page letter focuses on the development agreement the planning issues and reiterates the tops and the shadow that has
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been added addressed in our response 0 to board and in submittal of the november 6th letter. >> like to briefly touch the issues to demonstrate why the analysis is sufficient and the appellants appeal is inadequate the allegation the eir description lacks 19 it's characterization of the project and the allegation is not supported by the draft eir subscribes a variance with a great amount of housing and a greater than amount of office space it is okay under ceqa the project is sufficient for the impacts because that includes adequate information about the density of the location and resulting in the urban form
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the response of comments documents that changes the documents project in the impacts of the proposal ceqa compels the scombakz are feasible and the ways to mitigate or change the project in ways to avoid effects the proposal the item before you does that changes the dir and the documents and the respond to comments no new information is available to change it more has the project sponsor said anything that lessons the effects it is the disclosure of the revised project explicit warrant anything the drs is sufficient and supervisors this is a desire by some in the community to find an alternative the rank of alternatives is reasonable for the impacts in
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relation to the impacts and the code compliant was developed by the staff not by the members of the community and the community development alternative is to be submitted for review and consideration and provides no evidence suggesting why it is sufficient that exclaims with the approach and analysis of the cumulative impacts is sufficient and it is based on other things failure to account for planning and central soma as stated in the draft eir the future projects and cumulative promotions is linked to the circulation of the preparation and central soma is screwdriver in the eir all known promotions were considered and this is the cumulative effects to the extent they'll be in the future didn't render the
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analysis sufficient and future the central soma draft eir didn't consider by the 5m is 5 m is insufficient and the i'm the extroverted and to dates the eir has not been published no cumulative impact analysis and finally a number of issues regarding the technical studies using the land use and planning and shadow and transportation is an example of how the complaints relate to the policies or to making findings that are outside the scope and the land use and planning in terms of the draft eir about the planning the appellant alleges that implementation of the special use will result in conflicts and imagine consistence with the eir
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less than significant finding excuse me. >> this considerations of possible conflicts it bans with whether it conflicts with the policies i'll emphasis that was adopted forbids the purpose of mitigation no such policy is mentioned so it is significant solemnly swear heard about the shadow effects with with regards to shadows the appellants failed to provide evidence on the other hand, on how to say defective once the ceqa is suggested whether the shadow is on public open space to reduce the safety and the analysis is compliant as provide in the draft eir and is okay with the record the testimony of the compliance with the planning code section a city ordinance that restricts the shadow on open spaces and the
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shadow is insight does not effect the appeal addressed vision zero or zero tolerance of the application that characters some parts morning available to accommodate shadows with ceqa with that, i'll remain open for questions that the supervisors may have about the adequacy of the eir we find that adequate. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> thank you supervisor president london breed where to start there's a lot of points brought up by the appellant i want to start with an argument that has been made several times by the appellants regarding spot zoning so any questions are directed to the planning department to talk about what constitutes spot zoning what especially the
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district is and roughly how many suds exist as large as the one before us i'll place there one little champs with 24 project is renewals separate from the central soma and in general good city planning is when we do larger area plans verse singular parcels and look at the plan to make sure we have to the proper mix of housing and retail and open space and affordable housing, etc. and make sure that we're setting the same standards for competitive standards for the benefit that we call interest projects in the same areas so 3 we all reach the criteria rather than negotiating them one by one ms. one or more the biggest champs of this project i've wanted this to be moved with the central soma and be part of overall visions for the south of market that will
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run los angeles the central subway and to address this to talk about what constitutes spot zoning and what constitutes sud and relationships to the planning code. >> through the chair supervisor kim dan with the planning department staff thank you for that question the idea of a spot zone is typically uses in the context of new legal spot zoning that is the focusing of the city's land use committee regulatory powers to lessens the values in the context of knowledge or frankly any of the other special use district in the city industry is today, we're specifically enabled to target our land use recollections and shape them that leads to better enhance
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public benefit on the other hand, we feel stronger this arbitration does that and it the pattern a long-standing pattern for the special use district that has greater than value supervisor yee you raised questions respect to the central soma plan as well as and kind of stepping back historically where this project the 5 m site was stripped out of the eastern neighborhoods before central soma it goes back to a 7 and 08 the thinking it is essentially the same thinking in central soma was began to be considered that is it is a techniques opportunity site it is a major site and has possibilities that don't exist most elsewhere we wanted to give it a not lump
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into a much larger process this isn't to say we didn't take on board the vision and overall city goals of this planning process but only to its uniqueness and size and in the case of knowledge the single ownership we wanted to take a deeper dive and what suits it in a development it benefits the city. >> can i follow-up with that i'm curious as to you know what the criteria of standards of planning department use to pressuring pursue an sud when this particular large parcel will have an enhanced or special or greater than plan in response how does the level of community benefits offered by 5 m compare to the similar udz say how it compares to the level of community benefits that are being explored by the adjacent
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central soma plan for similar site parcels. >> supervisors i can help ken oewd my colleague has prepared to go over a comparison with you the benefits to this development and this special eye district compared the understanding the central soma is not passed but we we expect and a planning may economical we'll do that specific comparison for you. >> good evening chairman and board members i do is. >> sfgovtv please. >> thank you so our thoughts did working closely with the planning department as we developed the 5 m development
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agreement and we were tracking both the progress of central soma and in order to insure the 5m project is on pair are the the truth of the matter and so what you have been 0 the slide central soma plan seeks to provide benefits in the bucket with affordable housing and transportation, open space complete streets nonprofit office so the central soma plan what we learned from the presentation and my understanding from planning the central soma is still probably under study and the development tools likely a year away from the implementation but what we did learn at a presentation is that in order to achieve one goal such 33 percent of affordable housing in the central soma plan there are trade offs so the plan could not
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achieve 33 percent affordable housing without the job housing linkage and the visionary fund and san francisco abatement appeals board other targeted benefits and vice versa in order to achieve the 33 percent with the value the truth of the matter. >> do you mind i want to see by side comparison of the fees that are expected of central soma or if you want to look at the transit center district plan the open space fees the inclusionary fees and the transportation fees side by side can we see this project is giving equal set of benefits that is my one of my reservations about approving this is an sud when it could have moved alongside as large
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area plan where the eastern neighborhood but side by side xaern of the fees and benefits and it pace 100 percent of the impact fees and required in the c-3 donning and on top of we laid on the transit district the plan is sill of actually, the one area plan that creates the greatest impact fees for the hundred to in order to accommodate they're paying 100 percent of the fees in the c-3 zones and on top of their negotiated $12 for the transit impact fees for the accommodations of the high-rise structure if you look at central soma again central soma uses all the tools and one central soma we'll know more clearly what central soma expects to do
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anticipates 22.5 new sxeej for the entire district and the planning expects to achieve $2 billion in revenues $89 for public development per square feet and those are achieved over a 25 years the build out of the 25 years to build out the area when you apply the central soma analogy 5 m will be 90 percent of public benefit and more importantly we can trailer the benefits for the project and able to address critical affordable housing in the near future we achieved on pare slightly above what central soma intends to achieve. >> come back to planning i have to hear a little bit more about the criteria that planning
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undergoes when it determines to go through the process of creating an sud first, as having a large parcel move through larger area plans and not being in touch with the developers in the central soma there are a lot of large project that have been obviously compiled from the fire hydrant to south of harrison on the bay bridge and fisherman's place there are projects that met the criteria and receiving a sud creation as opposed to in terms of the thinking process that planning went through to put 5 m on a separate track. >> through the chair commenting dan with the planning department frankly commission there are excuse me. you mentioned a range of sites, if you will, in the central soma or other
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significant area plans 5 m is one of which it really with respect to the central soma predated that plan it was thought of advance of the plan and on the other hand, to owing to the plan that is not a project we thought should be sidetracked for a year while that plan perhaps has additional 12 months for additional project entitlement particularly in the case of central soma one thing beamed the central soma will meet the community as part of central soma process we don't anticipate regulation or an approach coming out of that suggests what is the item before you not the right thing for the next 15 or 50 years. >> what are some of the suds
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created near the 5m project. >> there are quite a few of the projects supervisor i'm not familiar. >> just a small issue. >> the plazas involved the d-4-d type of documents. >> what it is in the continental hotel an sud. >> i'm not sure my colleagues, we can get back to you. >> it was it was seven hundred and 6 mission. >> yes. seven hundred and 6 mission was veterans bam /* alabama and the unique sites. >> this is back to the mayor's office of housing and community development around the affordable housing piece
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there was a lot of said about what is guaranteed and not guaranteed in this project whether this project really achieved 33 percent affordable or 40 percent and madam clerk, any announcements? >> housing i want to clarify that we talk about very fluid what affordable housing means so i would like some clarification on what has been condominium and also how if there's a guarantee to insure those units come online and for example, the developer are project sponsor reneges what are some enforcement mechanisms to make sure those units get built. >> there was a lot of said ken rich with oewd i appreciate the opportunity to clarify the record and make sure you have the facts we have not every and will not ever negotiate an agreement with affordable housing or another benefits not guaranteed working with the city
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attorney i'll start with that the project produces 6 hundred and 1 market-rate housing the project produces an additional 200 and 41 affordable units a calculator will tell you that's 40 percent when you look at those units when the project pulls a brirment before they pull the building permit for the first building they'll need to write a check for the city to be used for the project that is i'm sorry how many unit? >> for 71 units they'll not get a building permit or not been able to put is shovel in the ground until the city has a check at the same time they'll not get a building permit until they've turned over the parcel up the street to take a brief just recycle anyone that buys a piece of land the city if they find something nasty underneath
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the ground we have the ability to say no, thank you the cash value of lands and find another piece of land to built build on none will incorporate that into their purchase agreement we get the trailer unit and the land for the senior housing when forest city comes to the pull the building permit they'll fwufs the money to build the senior units $234 million there was something said during public comment getting a piece of land but not the money for the unit that's not true we're getting the 0 money if they we don't get the cash no shovel in the ground the that building building will include 87 onsite unit at moderate and madam clerk, any announcements? >> that will be built with the building our assurance of
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enforcement on that they don't get a permit from the city until the 87 units are provide it is worth noting oversee are at moderate from one to one hundred 50 percent we working closely with the 40ers percent with our office and happy the office got the 40 percent and make sure that the teachers from the data district the hundred to one hundred 50 percent will cost the teachers a hypothetical two teachers and one child doesn't in one unit those income levels make the data we used the data from the school district so that is pretty much the overview i have kate hartley this is a pretty much how we're getting it down it is a real 40 percent and
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i'll be happy to answer any questions. >> have we had a project that met 40 percent in go on single project. >> never, ever. >> could you go breakdown i'd like to get clarification. >> the rank of movement in the number of units as kate will do that my overview symmost of after being provided workplace a 4 minute walk of the project will be at low income only the 87 units onsite at the moderate by the way, can't give you the exact numbers. >> good evening supervisors kate hartley for the eddy taylor project we intend to build have combination of 87 set aside
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projects for the homeless and provide the operating subsidize the tenants will have very low extremely low incomes and with services provide. >> what's the average rent in the units. >> the rents are $300 and they the rent is paid with the bebsz of the tenant will qualify what their stabilized. >> the average rent of the 19 units i'm will be at $300 per unit for formally homeless families. >> that's correct both the projects eddy taylor the balance of the units will be up to 50 percent of area medium income that is $35,700 the rents
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of that that apply to 50 percent unit at one bedroom is one thousand $19 at 50 percent of area medium income for one bedroom $2,000 a month less than the market rent. >> how much for the 2 bedroom for an ami. >> at 50 percent ami is one thousand $146 it is - >> how many unit at 50 percent ami. >> the $18 million that is going to the eddy taylor project is the remaining gap to get that project installed for several years because of funding deficiency so the overall will be $18 million will fund 71 unit
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of hundred units and additional fun will be provided by the mayor's office from other funds but also the developer has been very diligent in getting state funds as well. >> i want to clarify the eddy and taylor is one hundred units plus and 5 m will be fully funding 69 of these one hundred and 3 units; is that correct. >> we have 71. >> sorry i miss counted and they'll be fully accounted for i think this is the discretionary how many units are they really building eddy and taylor when you include 67 mission how many units at 50 percent of ami. >> we're building the total count we're anticipating 83
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units so 20 percent is 18 unit so the balance will be at 50 percent of ami now - >> how many units ami. >> 83 times 80 percent so - about 64 - 65. >> 65 total of this ami. >> that's the total ♪ development how many units at 50 percent ami >> at the moment is 8320 percent is homeless. >> it's one and 35 we're building one hundred 35 at 50 percent one hundred 35 who's rent is 8 hundred to one thousand plus dollars; is that correct? >> yes. on both sides sorry. >> thank you. >> let's talk about the
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middle-income unit i want to hear more about what we're building anothers one hundred and one 50 what the rents are and the average medium income. >> so there are 20 percent of the onsite units are at 100 percent of ami that translates to one person howled at 71 thousand plus for two people many a household that is 81 thousand 5 and 3 people that is 91 thousand seven hundred for example, in two bedroom units that's affordable at 100 percent of ami the rent will be 2 thousand 6 hundred plus, the income is $91,700 so for example, the household of 3 with two wage earners and a child two
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workers macro 45 thousand there's a year each at one hundred 20 of the i'm that's a circumstantial person 86 thousand two 896 and 3 one hundred 10 thousand 50 rent for a studio the ones and two's is 2 thousand 38, 2 thousand 244 and 3 thousand 56 again, a 3 percent wage earners 24/7 people making $55,000 a year and their rent will be 3 thousand 46, again that is significantly less than market value rent in the neighborhood. >> what's the market represent and approximately $400.
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>> what percentage roughly do you on the city is building. >> how much middle-income housing is the city building in the pipeline and we built middle-income housing as part of inclusionary project programming in san francisco middle-income housing is a type of housing no support from the federal government or state government or in fact, any local programs besides the inclusionary programs it is the group middle-income people are group of people that will or are at least well severed in meeting their affordable needs the regional ascertainment measures how much housing to be believable at various income categories in the protecting category we'll get the tax credits 42 percent of what the regional ascertainment arena
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says we should be this that's horrible but for middle-income people moderate income we're alters 19 percent we're really not doing a good job of building affordable housing for people who are between say 80 percent of area medium new mexico income up to one hundred 20 percent in addition because rents are ohio in san francisco an affordability gap of area medium income in many neighborhoods not all we see that gap in soma. >> thank you very much i see that a couple of my colleagues have questions as well i'll give them the opportunity. >> thank you, supervisor kim and supervisor yee. >> thank you supervisor kim sforp asking about the affordability of units it was
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confusing with the presentation was made its a little bit clear in terms of number see my question is the soma youth and famed the special use district was established as the eastern neighborhood plan so my understanding is that part of this project the 5m is going to be excluded in that particular sud how does the development support of vision of soma youth and family special district. >> through the chair supervisor with the planning department staff the southernmost four parcels along howard street in the 5 m projecting project will be on the piece of land within the sud and part of legislation change before you would remove those it is important to note two things
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first, that the project does comply with the precisions for the youth and family sud namely with only affordable and two conditional use when i think that perhaps more interesting and relevant frankly is that the planning commission recommended and as land use commission amended the sud for the 5 m project the 5m sud so is actually incorporates o requirements that live together or today in the 5m sud but expectation for restaurants the adaptation choose the 5 m sud will expand the controls that exist of the youth and family sud. >> thank you for that one. >> this is in regards to shadows i know that you spoke quickly and i did not understand
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it was so fast about shadows in terms of the open space that the new speak up and i sort of realize there are issues around that i'm curious what impact does it have in terms of shadowing impact of the new open space. >> michael planning department staff in the context of the environmental impact report we would liquidate the change from the existing future conditions so the open space does not exist so the mary court and the open space interior was considered in the preparation of the design for development documents in the parking space so not so we'll analysis in the context of the irtd we will look at the project shadows on existing parks in the
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area so the consideration of shadows on future parks is something to be considered as part of planning process for at project. >> do you know that with the current vision of what they're planning to build and for the new open space is - with the sun be maximum missed are in terms of the spaces and there are a number of considerations included perhaps mr. guy is given he managed that process but, yes considerations with respect to building setback and massing that seaside this solar assess to the sidewalks and the ground plain and pedestrian plane. >> would you like to further
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elaborate. >> kevin guy forming with the planning planning department i was a member of the project team as mentioned the solar of the building was considered among the factors in terms of the overall site planning efforts for the project there were earliest ration of the project that included one additional tower or building with the deletion of that building inspection with the reconfiguration of the site planning the massing on the site opened up opportunity to not only make the property open space a little bit more contiguous in its form but open up opportunities for responding to not only shadow conditions but wind conditions for the usability of those areas. >> thank you. >> thank you supervisor yee
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supervisor mar. >> i know you're probably as tired as us i appreciate the staffs persistence and stamina i want to say that i think there is a dick with the hours we've heard from community testimony from the stories streets of displacement and multiple ways of filipino and displacement in other community to but i know that the gentleman went through a quick reading of the analysis and one you said you did a displacement analysis but you read through it so fast i don't know what that was to me this is a spur sized spot zoning and up zoning of a four acre parcel in an area arguably a resident area that has huge impacts of 6 thousand low income immigrants
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and filipinos and other low income folks it will impact for generations so i'm wondering what the analysis of displacement i believe that uc berkley an urban displacement projects staff miriam and mccain in their early displacement process there are key neighborhoods like much the eastern neighborhoods that are facing advance gentrification and displacement and as many in the audience said there are fancy terms you're pushing out existing residents largo seniors and disabled and families in favor of development and up zoning super sized up zoning what's the analysis of the displacement in our planning has been. >> thank you supervisor mar we look at the question of displacement in light of what
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ceqa will ask us as part of population housing analysis that is constituent in the check list so what we have in our analysis as 3 primary questions those really relative to whether the project will should the population directly or indirectly whether it displaced existing affordable units or create additional hours with the regional housing summit of housing u housing and whether the project displaces people in the construction of replacement housing elsewhere so the focus in the ceqa analysis is the physical environment and in that light what we will look at whether or not for example, there are existing residential units on the site that will be directly effects or the project would do so them population it
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requires additional housing the construction that potentially has significant effects that's the context we look at. >> so for the impacts on the physical environment is there a consideration of impacts on the human environment of people that are displaced in that analysis. >> good evening supervisors sarah john's environmental review officer ceqa talks about this xeevensly and elaborate that the issue to consider in ceqa is impacts physical impacts on the environment so we need to consider the social economic gakz to other decree they cause the physical impacts or caused by physical impacts so the questions of the - issues around
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affordability, around social issues around the communities that is something that is explicitly limited within ceqa to the physical impacts so what we're considering is whether the project is in fact, result in a loss of handout necessitating housing unit that could have physical impacts but in the the context of second consider the many issues that were raise by the community members those are planning related issues that are outside of the second analysis. >> i'll say i call it a super sized it is the doubling of height much higher than the international continental hotel and adidas chang talked about
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the past planning i'm not the i'm not talking about the eastern neighborhood but the planning that set a health of the intercontinental everything is down towards i'm wondering is the spot zoning he building that spot zone we were seeing it is really an artificial separation of the project from a lot of the existing planning from the eastern neighborhoods to the central soma plan i'll ask that question that adidas asked is this in contradiction to the past neighborhood plans but also in that heights and scale down the intercontinental heights. >> john ram why? in the context one of the things we're doing in the advisory committee central soma plan we're looking at where the heights should be appropriate in the corridor from market to king street
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and what we're concluded in that scenario how to maximize the height near the station this is exactly what this side and whether a few feet within the reasonable rank of the enter continental is less important than maximize missing the height we believe that the massness of the building on fifth street is it the right thing to do and then it steps down to the west certainly and probably person up to the time there is a number of historic buildings to the west of the site and because there is a significant number of units that are already rent ellis act protected in some fashion to the peftd e west and is this project in contradiction to the past or central soma plans. >> it was not included in the agreement and been include in
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the central soma i want to reiterate what dan said not anticipate any changes to that plan part of central soma is the c-3 and our concludes not changes to the central soma plan. >> i'll repeat something that tony rob less said and echoed our director as the i hotel is raging on for several years in 1970 he said this is two value inform allow poor people to park on 2 that view is what is happening with this project i want to give credit to karen johnson and forest city for always sharing the community benefits and really explaining them to me i think there is a real disconnect that many from the community that do understand
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the community benefits page and this is not enough from what i've heard i heard one comment from the gentleman saying that the community if understand the quote robust community benefits but i know that people understand in many ways what the benefits are they just disagree they're not adequate given the huge give away and the community benefits being no where near enough given the displacement and the social impacts that happy that is e happen that is the way i see that i'll stop right now and thank the folks for raising the issues save our soma and other for raising good questions thank you. >> thank you - supervisor campos. >> i have one question and
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what i heard from mr. schneider and i believe if i heard you credulous you said within a quarter mile radius of the project 90 percent of the residents have some level of protection if displacement i this is a nuance i'm not sure what some level you're protected or not i'm wondering what the level of protection maples means and a what you see as there available not only for one member to protect yourself but what is in place for protection from displacement. >> through the chair supervisor campos dan what the department we agree that is nuance and difficult to outburstly analysis at the risk of displacement what you're department tries to do with commissioner richards was to
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take into account all the available housing resources between a quarter of a mile of the project site and look at those to understand what unique circumstances might apply the 90 percent figure you mentioned is 78 sub categories i'll run through them in the first to acknowledge one take at a level of risk might mean many ways to interpret the data the 90 percent is a did you want supportive and below-market-rate housing and the mayor's office of housing. >> those are options of people that are going to be displaced where they can find other source of housing. >> i'm sorry this is existing housing housing our the ground there are about 8 thousand total handout within a quarter of a mile of knowledge site and 90 percent of those are subject to
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one of those categories i'll go into if you like. >> briefly go both the categories. >> of course adult market-rate only unit owned or leased by moe 50 sro units and nonprofit owned 100 percent housing projects and lastly building subject to rent control. >> and what if developer wanted to come and hike we're doing here and change the use of those properties take over the properties and want to build at high levels of luxurious and non-affordability. >> i know that is what people are concerned about. >> the first, this site didn't contain any housing this? not
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factored into the number, and, secondly, a range of controls that apply from the lumped and a rent control in terms of making sure that folks are not displaced sxhifshgs at the planning commission channel his thinking he is very attuned and interested in tracking this on or about over time we can monitor and learn from what happened to generally speaking what a project last week 24 brings forward. >> how it this different i guess we didn't track the housing stock under the city's jurisdiction and the housing that was there that offered some level of affordability we xementd to be permanent we looked at the filipino community displaced historically in san francisco we this man i will arrest yerba buena area how does
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this be different in the way those community were displaced. >> supervisor it is my experience didn't touch on the massive episodes. >> it's a rhetorical question. >> this site didn't contain new affordable housing it is robust set of land use controls of the loss of affordable units. >> thank you. >> all righty seeing none, seeing no other names on the roster it is time for the project sponsor to do a presentation followed by public comment for those members of the public who oppose the appeal. >> good evening supervisor president london breed and supervisors. >> i'm sorry you have up to 1 minutes.
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>> i'll not take it all evening supervisor president london breed and supervisors deputy representing the project sponsor for right for our time and the numerous supporters i don't expect to take more than 5 minutes with respect to the appeal you've heard under the scope the ceqa and disclosure status and nothing put forth presents evidence in fact, the departments november 9th appeal response provides detail why the dr is adequate with respect to the conditional use appeals it is slightly different the planning commission which required to make a series of finding was evidenced in the record the kinds of things the planning commission discussed and put in the record relate to contextual comparable and the
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sites and uniqueness of the location, housing benefits and transit and hpc and plans and policies consistent and supervisors why did this not the appellant refer to the standards it is because of the appeal is about something else about the appellants decide satisfaction with the project and it moves forward through the process the sfmta the arts commission and planning commission all made those finding all found the project to be approved and all recommended you approve it as well the appellants don't want the project to move forward and the appeal reflect their unsuccessful attempt to repackage their opinion on the merits of project navigate not an appeal in the acceptance it
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is just presented to this board a series of bullet points in a series about the project as staff indicated in the presentation the appellants have priority nothing new in the late submittal that bears under decision by craft the evidence in support of planning commission depreciation he guess is eventually among other things testimony over several meetings, numerous staff reports of eir and response to comments on the memos prepared by staff november 9th memo by the sponsor and the testimony of the people and the testimony from the supporters of project it is based on facts and evidence it far exceeds the legals requirement and the commission are all supported supervisors 2, 3, 4 closing the appellants bear the burden that the record
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supports the rarely of the planning commission not there not close it is opinions that is bullet points and it is far outweighed by the evidence of the planning commission determination it consists of plastering and commercial buildings the project computed 40 percent housing you've heard from the may i have who those serve theirs real units 40 percent a big number and those levels of affordability is unpreened and this is noted in approving the project created urban design and major office spaces open spaces and wide variety avenue arts and workforce and all misdemeanor in a way to go to people serving the community-based organizations serving the members of the public members of the community we ask you vote to reject the appeal and move forward to approve the project today. >> thank you, thank you okay
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since the project sponsor is done with their presentation i'd like to open up for public comment first speaker who are in opposition of the appeal so basically those members of the public who support this project now is the time to speak you will have up to 3 minutes but not general obligation bond to used all three of those minutes first speaker please. >> good evening supervisors i'm gabriel metro cal can have from spur and against the appeal i think that is clear that the eir is adequate co-authored to the staff presentation but over the course the comments are not about that they're about housing policy there is no disagreement about the affordability crisis
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e.r. the displacement happening in the city was there is disagreement by a or about what we do as people gather in san francisco this project is on a site that is a parking lot and under used office today for the benefiting anyone the project officer many of the things the city is trying to get market-rate address ann affordable housing and open space and workspace it offices those in a place that is among the best transit in the country it is exactly know the kind of project the city tries to get i know those voted are not easy change is though the easy i think you will almost every ever see a project great brown you there are a lot of reasons
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normal run of mile projects can't get to this be affordability this is in the planning process for a very a long time i'll ugly to move forward tonight >> >> next speaker. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is jennifer i'm here to speech from spur in support of knowledge project two main points this is a good project for the city and the objections in the appeal have no fwrounz so number one a good project 5 m will build housing and open space on a large under utilized transit this is exactly are the general plan calls for density near first time and 5 m will provide 40 percent of affordable housing for low income and other
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folks this is in direct response to our city's need of avenue and 5 m provides significant needs for the neighborhood in the stone as mr. ram spoke to and number two the appeals have no fwrounz this as gone through scrutiny of the public hearings lake this one we don't agree with the objections the 5 m project will in the displace residents or conflict with the filipino cultural heritage more conflict with the soma use district and the fact 5 m delivers benefits and as part of benefits that serves the families in soma and the new open space and pedestrian improvements and the million dollars for the families the delay of this project will not support the project moving
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forward. >> thank you. >> at the time. >> rudy did you just cut in line. >> they gave me the green light we have to leave so first of all, i want to say good evening supervisors thank you for having me. and i'm honored to be here to roeptd or represent for our neighborhood the south of market the soma and thank you for waiting brothers and sisters out there in the haul you guys have hard jobs this is the longest we'll waited in city hall for any project and any issue we believe in the project that is being built at 5 m people you see right here are from the neighborhood born and raised from the south of market tenderloin, treasure island boo where you stay at where you
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live? >> where you grew up downtown? as you where you at which i feel and where you at rock man? where you at? >> that's right. >> i'm at the jails man. >> were youal. >> yale. >> this is us we are the people you're talking about that live in district 6 i am filipino if i believe if this project would have got rid of all filipinos i wouldn't be up here speaking we've been in the process of these 5 m listening to the anticipates needs they accommodated the community they sat with us for years and i - a lot of meetings and so up here we are the last we understand the gentrification we understand the displacement in san
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francisco that's why we're doing what we're doing we are building with the developers to figure out to to stables ourselves where people are being displaced now you want to talk about facts what's the first project that startled really getting rid and displacing filipinos that's that project on fifth and howard the big hotel did we get any housing out of that what did we get we get us from the people of the neighborhood nothing there was an organization that opposed this project that for 5 m who actually made deals with them and obligate money we didn't get anything we are the people from the neighborhood so we stand here in solidarity speaking up for our community not all the developers are not all bad like police officers we want to build relationships to stay in san francisco we have people here born and raised i'm
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born and raised in the south of market of that south of market i know for a fact if we live in san francisco period is important for us to learn how to build relationships with the current situation we live in the 21st century i'm not here to hate on nobody we're not united haters we're the united >> thank you, thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hold on one more speaker. >> one more. >> hi, i'm reading a letter on behalf of don for the san francisco filipino and the mission hiring haul he asked you in support of 5 m project that development project is making a long latin electrician to the how are you u hour of the rich
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filipino community 5 m will a dictate 12 thousand square feet specifically for art and cultivate and education the 5m will create initiative art for allowing new opportunities for the filipinos for art and culture to be showcased this is unprecedented and we applaud forest city for making arts and cultural a priority in the 5 m project we believe that art and culture can you think if i and lift people up and the art benefits package has the ability to do just that historically individuals suffering in the lower income ranks call central soma home and soma has neglected the community 40s people including filipinos to leave the 5m is different it seeks to work with and exclude ethics itself
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but especially the filipino community this approach is different than any we've experienced 5 m understands the needs and stresses the residents in soma and through the plans and agreement that have obsoleted on tackle ways to address the needs the community has always throughout the community system for the studios and manila town foundation and at san francisco filipino center the building would be the fifth center for the filipino arts and education programs and other space for the community not only has the 5m troubled to the art and culture but the project will provide an additional $4 million to help to support the neighborhood youth dictated funds for the bmentd school and the gene friend recreations
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center no other project has engaged the community at this level i urge you in support of 5 m now. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> it's hard to follow-up on you pete good evening. i'm rob pool the project manager for the housing coalition thank you for having me. we've had two presentations and we've seen it 25 percent to 33 affordability now to 40 percent affordability and from a planning prospective and a housing policy prospective it is exactly what san francisco needs it is bring a lot of housing to affordable housing to jobs and open space next to transit and the neighborhood amenity and other jobs and next to people the scale of this project allows us to achieve the benefits a alu
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you're seeing 24 not no other projects we see the open space because of the buildings being taller the safety improvements, the payment to the tsif and the tooifrd and all the bike parking those are things not in other projects unaffordable housing what is unique that allows us to see the titan you market rate housing and the production of affordable housing that project on 80 street the site was bought if 2007 its been looking for money for 8 years this project provides a gap for this site without 5 m is likely that project is detailed for many more years the project on howard street the senior family homes 5 m is buying the land for if to
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happen without 5 m that affordable housing project might not happen the each other and rental building in 5 m we are where is the building going in san francisco we can't assess the tax and finally to assess the subsidizing the middle-income housing people don't make a lot of money to qualify for bmr's that project helps helps that we ask you to reject the appeal and let's move forward tonight. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm with the m j m we're here in support of knowledge project and it's open spaces and against the appeal 5 m has an ability to use opinion speak brings the community together especially families and 1234rz when you think about open space we should
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think about an area of grass and tables like open space can and be reflective of the neighborhood a.m. as considered this and made candidates to lierlts at space 5 m is a willing engaged partner in creating open space that is lively and creativity and diverse for example, the neighborhoods near the site helped to determine the 5 m open space it is this approach working with people that makes it exciting to be involved with 5 m the 5m for the new public space finds was to galvanize the neighborhood initiative programs and activities this new open space has think up to the time to think are be an open asset lakes the yerba buena gardens
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district 6 and soma has the lowest amount of open space you have access where you can play and grow and thiefl this adds programs and can enrich the lives of residents 5 m is a true community partner we hope you'll support this project thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is sharon i'm here representing the making have a family the family owns a 1912 building at the corner of fifth and howard some of you know it as as m & m turning around and the irish pub and still other as the housing built
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in a remodel 1912 single room occupancy that has 8 apartment all rent-controlled so we also have soma we have been in the neighborhood with any father and at bar for thirty years and before that with any gather for 50 years the mc have a family are the neighbors the only corner not owned by he did hearst in this fifth and howard section through those years we've seen the neighborhood change and change dramatically we believe now for the better so in the latter years there's been a lot of growth and development in bringing back vitality for the area that for a time seemed to be lost the scope of the 5 m project is significant in its impact on soma both in his benefits and in the hazards we have attended all the prior
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commission meetings and heard the concerns of the neighborhood the mc have a he family expressed our concerns early in the dir process and contaminated we remember not supportive we have a zero lot line with the project our the 5 story brick single room occupancy is immediately adjacent to the 5 m we are directly impacted and x's response to us and the communities demonstrate this they left hand and forest city has put in protects for the integrity of our 1912 building to our soma neighbors 5 m has shown sensitivity with a underlying bond one that community and has taken steps to strengthen we have no desire to be an island in the middle of
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gentrification with 50 percent of affordable housing is quite significant throughout those hearings we believe that 5 m has listened and we recommend supporting the 5m project and not supporting the appeal thank you. >> thank you very much at the time. >> good evening supervisors i'm randy the executive director of intersection for the art we're asking you reject the appeal one development can't address everything 24s that is going on in the city the housing and gentrification all the elements and one development project can't redress everything in the past the displacement of the filipino community is real and resonates the arts community suffered from a grateful displacement and 5 m did something unpreened they invited
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the arts on the ground floor of this development they wanted to be at the table and us and see how to inform this development was designed what the life would be like in the project and the public spaces they've you couldn't asked intersection in the beginning louder us to play and allowed us to work with other communities groups like bindle and united playaz in our programming and experimentations and now done something they've changed the one percent for art so it is not a sculpture going up in a lobby in a public plaza one artist benefits is paid well, this changes it so a building is donated to arts and culture money it there for
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programming with the community many meaningful ways so we are asking you support this project this developer and hearst have been intellectual compassionate and left hand and adopted and the utmost integrity please support this project thank you. >> hi names a laura clark with grow sf welds to thoroughly endorse this project and please does not give into this delay practices i think he i i mean, that's the point to delay once again and we all know we're in a housing crisis that's what we're heard over and over and over and over and can't cut off you're notice to spite our faces we lard to this being
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the new standard to embrace the sxhement to take a parking lot i mean, that's what we are doing taking a parking lot and crappy buildings and turn it into homes for real people is an incredible opportunity up beg you not to waste this thank you so much. >> good evening supervisors i'm making cuss a filipino in support of this project but so it marie whom i'm speaking on her behalf this evening she's a third jurisdiction and mother of 3 kids and here we go i urge to you to reject those appeals and support the 5m it is critical and needed in this tough times because this is urgent needed affordable housing to families like mine if not for this my
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children eye would have suffered my 80 years old grandparents support this we've seen what forest city provides to us and over families and children are i'm familiar with the site which is mostly parking lots not assessable for public use and leaving it as see will only serve those not seeing the bigger picture i don't know the rational of those opposed to this project when the housing crisis is at its worse the 5m is a additionally addressing of the affordable housing and more important opportunities in san francisco my family our families especially fmz throughout the community beg you to approve this project that is the kind of project that soma and san francisco needs but all said and done warrior the roof over our
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children's heads thank you for your time. >> thank you i'm john a resident in san francisco and i'm not here in support of 5 m project i thought that the architecture was amazing in terms of what the plan was i think that the benefits that the city is going to be getting from the projects are incredible so thank you and that's all i have. >> i like the 40 percent affordable and the dozens of stories in a city with not that much land important probation officer build up so thanks so much for all you're service. >> thank you
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supervises michael san francisco building and construction trades council we have our own account of the displacement we are in that economic class for the new by generation have been at least served by the housing production in san francisco we make two little generally to fast food market-rate except in the outdoor neighborhood we make too much to qualify for subsidize housing so some facts 100 percent of area medium income is what an operating engineer and other earner working a few weeks less as common in a down turn one hundred percent is sheet worker metal works and other this is i want to applaud
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supervisor kim for observing middle-income in new york city with forest city that's exactly what we in the trade need to remain in san francisco those of you who look at the local hire reports over the last few years know we're a majority of monitored in the building trades in san francisco there are not only filipino nurses and filipino teachers there are filipino trade workers of plenty but as supervisor remind me when we testified in the past the purpose of this hearing not to judge the facts of the adequacy of the environmental impact report to that end we believe that you're city staff as adequately refeuded the claims against the environmental impact report we ask you to reject the appeal and approve the eir thank
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you. >> hi, i'm katie i'm the director of housing development for tndc our director was not here we have a board of directors meeting tonight i'd like to address some of the statement about 9 who supported eddy and taylor family housing and additional clarifies it will provide affordable housing to individuals a third restored for the families moving out of homelessness and some with the disabled or transitioning from long term care institutions the 1, 2, 3 depressions bedrooms over 70 percent will be reversed for families who earn between 20 and $50,000 a year paying rents continue 8 hundred and 12 a month. >> there was also an ad in the
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examiner that asserted that eddy and taylor will be built and a speaker saying the tempt was fully fund in 2009 i want to correct those statements it is true that tndc will not give up on the dream it is not true the project was or project was already fund we've controlled the site since 2007 and washer for the financing it is challenging in a great recession and following the recession and the demise of development never enough resources to build all the affordable housing and capable of building as a result we have to be creative and look at all resources and 5 m agreement to provide funds to the city to support eddy and taylor give us the confidence with a feasible plan and plan to start construction in two years tndc didn't negotiate the 5 m benefits plan we believe it is a
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good precedent for future developers in our community the two traditional affordable housing will serve families and individuals earning less than half of the medium area income within a 5 minute walk the layer of oversight medium is income is exist serving the people and as the previous speaker said didn't qualify more affordable housing the solution to displacement is really affordable nonprofit housing and tndc is part of solution we urge to reject the appeal and approve the thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good evening the board and supervisors my name is jess i can't i'm here to deny the appeal i have here
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people say together that this building are too tall and i have heard them as a that this building need more housing well, what is it going to be? you can't have it both ways what is more important to me is not the building but what is in it i support this project because it is bringing affordable housing with each building and this is good our roots no one is going to have to move out or move away to be evicted because of this project just the opposite this project puts 8
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homes for people that have the at least please do the right thing more affordable housing and support this project we are in a housing crisis we need the housing now and my family they got houses they have big houses i love staying in san francisco i'm working as a guard for 11 years and thank you >> thank you. >> good evening supervisors my aunt is ill i'm reading here remarks on her behalf i'm the executive director of cast the community art stabilization trust tour mission inform create spaces for arts
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and cultural organizations by quasi properties to nurture and help to sustain arts in the city this approach allows cast in support of artists in a mix of can remember organization and artists we were approach by forest city to participate with them to be the rester and ancestor our on mini in a as part of knowledge project thus providing a new and stable home for arts and culture in south of market. >> we really look forward to adding 447 into the culture resources of neighborhood and working collaboratively with the community to make an asset in the upcoming district court we want to assure people that those hearing in the appeal cast has secured an agreement as part of development agreement about you today and locks in the 447
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building as a permanent affordable nonprofit space we that this will be a fantastic resource for many nonprofits in the area that are dealing with incredible pressure and that will provide for programming for youth, families and seniors any public comment? this is a long process to get here but we strongly believe in the 5 m vision and it's commitment to arts and culture as a vital part of this culture and the community i urge to take action to move forward the project thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors danny represent that with the she want metal workers one 04 we ask to you reject this on the basis we feel the staff has done a thorough job vesting the eir and the appeal has from merit we
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very supportive of project for the vast mulch the community benefits that will bring the city not the at least will be good paying mirkarimi construction job for the city youth and local residents that will allow them to perhaps live and raise a family in this city and create criteria pathways for filipinos and other race and nationalists that want to find a good paying criteria in the building trades we ask you to reject the appeal and move forward. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm here because i love san francisco i think that the 5m project will be an excellent addition to our city we've heard about findings creative solutions to figuring out ways
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to make affordable housing this is a lot of blusters but in this particular situation you guys came possibility together and figured out 40 percent thank you sincerely for all the effort you guys made i i don't believe this project displaces monthly in fact, the delay that has accelerated displacement in the city this project will also enhance the public safety and sidewalks that's another cause that is near and dear to my heart so thanks for your efforts open this project and all your real world actual solutions please reject the appeal and move forward thank you. >> good evening supervisors i'm have having virginia here to represent the yerba buena alliance it is a neighborhood organization that borders the 5m proximately that has been
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actively engaging with that project for several years we wanted to acknowledge the public outreach of the project and the nieflts for the members of the yerba buena alliance to engage one of the things we're hearing from the members that is a concern of the arts the yerba buena is the arts heart of downtown san francisco and a lot of us are upset and skefrndz about the displacement felt cartoon art museum we're looking forward to the art space that is priority 12 though square feet the thoughts space for the community and also very impressed with the project goals to mitigate their presence and we want to acknowledge that although there will be a small shadow on the yerba buena gardens and the children's play area between september 20th and november 22nd and between january 18th and march 18 there will be a shadow no less than
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one hour other 3:20 p.m. we understand our concerned about the impacts on the yerba buena garden but because of the project sponsors electrician to this project their transit impact development fee and the electricians to affordable housing the alliance board look at the board and agreed to vote in support of project so because of that we ask you in support of 5 m project and this that knowledge it is a partner with the yerba buena neighborhood thank you. >> good evening supervisors. >> my name is rose a residence the tenderloin for 20 years now i'm on officer of the filipino-american community association i'm here to ask the supervisors to support the 5m
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project i have attended the past hearings about this project from the planning planning commission until the land use commission hearing so i fully understand the project we support this project because it is bringing affordable housing with it's buildings in that is good for our neighborhood especially with the housing crisis in the city this project will create homes for people who have the least please do the right thing more affordable housing and reject the appeal and vote yes on 5 m i thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. please. >> yes. please. okay. thank you. >> good evening supervisors
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i am angeline a resident of tenderloin for 15 years a member of the tenderloin filipino-american community association i am here today to ask the supervisors to reject the appeal to the board of supervisors i ask you this will this project bring new people to our neighborhood the answer is yes allow people to stay if the neighborhood the skewer is answer is yes homes for people who might otherwise become homeless or who have to leave the city because it is too
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expensive this project creates new open space jobs and offers 40 percent affordable housing we need this project and i'm asking you to say no to the appeal and, yes to 5 m project. >> thank you. >> (clapping). >> madam president. >> madam president i'll remind the members and the public. >> excuse me. one second. >> i'm reminded the people in the gallery. >> one second anyone one minute please. thank you, madam clerk. >> i'll remind the owe members in the public gallery no audible
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audible sounds of xrelgs use you're fingers. >> good evening a resident of the tenderloin and a member of the tenderloin filipino-american community association i am here today in support of 5 m project and ask you to reject the appeal i live in district 6 particularly in the tenderloin and i agree that the developers who want to build here should contribute to the community important forest city 5 m has reached out to our association to to the tenderloin residents about the project i support this project it will build more affordable housing for the low income people just like me on fixed income and none will be kicked out of this community because this will be built on
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parking lots i'm happy that they will build senior housing housing and electing housing for waifshgs families in the intend to this project will open doors to hundreds of dollars of new homes that are being built especially for the community support in community by voting down the appeal and by voting on 5 m thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is - a resident of the tenderloin for 13 years and a member of tenderloin filipino-american community association. >> i'm here today to ask supervisor to support 5 m project and reject the appeal we have supporting this project
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because 5 m is actually contributing to the solution of affordable housing crisis in the city this project will have two hundred 41 unique affordable housing as part of affordable housing my family has lived in tenderloin for 13 years and particularly excited about the one of 8 plus street family housing that 5 m will help build and that will have 52 units of affordable housing low income families i also know that this project will be built in an open parking space no displacement will be a space and people in soma can use for san francisco historic
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building and help fund the youth programs i believe that the 5m project will do more for the are betterment of our community i urge you all supervisors reject the appeal and support in project now. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good evening supervisors i'm here tonight to ask you to deny the appeals i live in the neighborhood and agree that every developer that comes here to build should rehabilitate to the community and the 5m project is going to do that and one of the most striking features the program is the housing for the seniors and the families that is affordable to everybody we know this as good
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project and i urge to it please approve the project we need it right now thank you. >> good evening. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening supervisors my name is tony from the tenderloin and officer of tenderloin filipino-american association i'm here to ask the supervisors to reject the appeal one of the things i like best about this project is that not a single person that has to move or being forced out because of this project since none lives at the 5 m site in part i think more people in the neighborhood who might be struggling will be able to stay here because the project because of the 34 units of affordable housing that will be built 40 percent affordable housing including new housing
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for seniors and nonprofits workers the details and low income families which i believe will everybody should support i urge you supervisors to reject the appeal and instead vote to support the project thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is as laparorepublicans a resident the tenderloin for the past 10 empowers and i'm a county organizer for the south of market a member of the filipino-american community association thank you, supervisor for thank you for the opportunity to speak in front of you and express my strong recreation of this appeal i believe this project is a great opportunity to improve the
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affordable housing problems in san francisco particularly for those on fixed income and low income families affordable housing is equals stability i know by a or that because my family emigrated to the u.s. in 2005 and we nifshl lives with a relative on union street wisp 10 people i have two jobs doctoring that time we were lucky able to get an affordable housing in the tenderloin and had not been for the affordable housing we would not be able to stabilize our family last year my son graduated and this year my daughter is a freshmen at uc berkley because of affordable housing me a budget that builds affordable housing for lower-income emigrated families is worst supporting our reasons
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for supporting the 5m project is because this project will provide a total of 200 and 41 affordable homes in our community with homes dictated to seniors housing opportunity for variance range of families homeless and features and even city employees and what is important to note about this project not displacing any current residents that is unique opportunity for that the city to create new housing without ptosis people to leave the 5m will replace particular propose wider crosswalks for local residents in the neighborhood this project will create a safer and vibrant community the 5 m project allows the city to grow while serving
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the needs of the community and being respect of our neighborhood and longtime residents for the well-being should be stored are sponsored to please marking ava priority and vote yes own is 5 m project now. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello good evening, members of the board of supervisors and i'm katherine and okay. i want everyone to settle down and relax no need to get excited let's talk about the main objections that the opponents doubt are bring one okay well, the moon creates shadowy create shadow so the point anything that is real going to create a shadow not really an argument worth the water
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carrying the second point is the developers over the years reached out to the community auto worked with the community and i think that is appropriate and i know that is proper that we regard good behavior what the developer is willing to work with the community and take open space and more money for community programs, mass transit those are positive those are win-win for the community developers and the city and that's another positive another positive the 40 percent is this - the prop - the project all right. we, go on and on cbo infinity but the point is if it
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looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck all right. so that's my $0.02 i say reject the appeal and get on with business thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening madam president and supervisors i'm donald a resident the san francisco i'd like to remind the board here that on november 4th the voter gave us a mandate to solve our housing crisis with effective sliethsz by building more dwelling units subsidize for the by the city or taxpayers by subsidized by the developers that have the ability to finance the projects that can deal with our shortage of transmittals that is occurred for the past 4 years of how's obstruction for the past 40 years in san
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francisco and the bay area one .8 million unions were denied being built if we had those units today not a high blood pressure per gentrification and displacement to preserve the rental unit to preserve our lower class and disabled and vets to live in the city we need to build for dwelling units at city cost using the san francisco city codes easy the planning department is confident in taking care of that action par so i urge you to please reject the appeal and move forward with the future san francisco for the next 50 to one hundred years. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm joel cop he will district 4 residents speaking on behalf of iuoe local 6 on fillmore the
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san francisco electrical, contractors association located on golf and joint apprenticeship center on mission street urging you to deny the appeal and move forward with the eir i was at the 10 and a half hour hearing and they did a good job the mitigating any concerns we're here to recognize for the projects that use local contractors that may their taxed here and employ residents electricians and residents apprentices put this in prospective allocate job on eighth street that job was waterway to an out-of-town electrical contractor that had zero females on the job no apprentices not one not one
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apprentice not one female not be the case forest city has communicated with us since day one please move the forward. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> maim chairman. >> ma'am, chairwoman i also graduated from goldstein's and lived in the pinks palace many years ago so let's be for real in the mission district it is 4 thousand plus dollars it rent south of market is about the same thing to buy a home in certain time is maybe a million dollars please if i don't build this project what is has happened 2 to 3 stock the prices
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will go up anyway so to change it, it is up to the government to make it a little bit even so you see all those people if united playaz were here many of them will have to leave their community because they're pushed out and canned afford the rent. >> ma'am, chairwoman this project will allow them with the pushing of the affordable level a little bit to stay in the community they serve that's very important to keep a community together we have people are have children and grandchildren in the same area as now i want to tell you a little bit of a piece of united playaz not too long ago madam president around howard street and 6th street there was a group of
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people terrorizing the neighborhood 3 pit bulls and drugs and they were returning around terry riggs the neighbors the dogs were chasing the kids the managers made up their mind to go out there maximum with love and respect tell them what time it is and move them on this is what this community is about and want the young or young people their programs that live in that community it is important to me ma'am, that we receive funds from this project to continue serve our people at&t our rec centers and schools i want you to approve that project i think that will help
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the community and, of course, the number one thing they need to keep our kids out of jail and gang banging is jobs of this project is not built there is no room people are being pushed out give us hope and victory to go on thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good evening. i'm marcie i'm a citizen and live next to the 5m project i'm asking you to reject that appeal i agree with people that say developers who want to be it further resolved build in soma should contribute to the community i'm saying forest city is contributing above and beyond 5 m has a general reduced ability they're building new homes particularly for the
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community and the people who live in soma is are struggling to find affordable housing my community has suffered greatly by displacement and 5 m can prospective favorite at that time of filipinos in the area and open space and job opportunity to help the communities and neighborhood thrive 40 percent is amazing and for the middle-income housing is what many families know will quality who want to work jobs this also shows how forest city continues to listen to the community those who are against the project i'm sorry we need to get going no more looking back thank you, thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning - good
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afternoon. i'mled e edward a 0 i have a disabled daughter she asked me dad where is my room she's disabled we're looking for a house for almost 12 years for looking for house that is affordable i'm poster of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. >> or of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > er of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > r of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > d of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. >u of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > s of this 5 m my daughter will say
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something. >> thank you very much. > u of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > p of this 5 m my daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. >supp will say something. >> thank you very much. > o will say something. >> thank you very much. > r will say something. >> thank you very much. > t will say something. >> thank you very much. >i ofr will say something. >> thank you very much. > v daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > e daughter will say something. >> thank you very much. > >> i'm the president of the association i'm living in the building we're in it is on the next adjacent building that is proposed by the 3 m i welcome the 3 m project this association has been formed any years ago and this building is mostly filipinos and i'm a filipino american the mall is full feel filipinos that are very excited to have this neighborhood you know this is the first time i heard that we're really interested to have a home a very nice looking home and it will be good neighborhood very important now i am asking you to reject the appeal and
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there are still so many false alleges including the idea the community has not been involved in proper notice about the 5 m to tell you frankly in all this forest city has been conducting all the time they have think outside the box with dialogue with us and meetings and they ask what don't we need what can you is about the project their communicating with us this is very important nobody i can't remember the people living in san francisco had been asked by making the building they'll ask offering what do you need what's you're problem how can i help you nobody it is only the forest city and i can swear i'm telling the
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truth now this is important because this is the right thing to do this is the problem of our city and to tell you frank san francisco is very popper very loves tourist and we need to have tourist for our economy now, please understand that i am very excited people within our building are happy to hear we have 40 percent of the what is this - affordable housing so, please reject reject please i'm emphasis reject the appeal. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening board of
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supervisors and i'm happy to be here speaking no support of knowledge project and to please reject the appeal am honored to represent many of the seniors as you see they're now coming here in past hearings on the 5m project some in a position to the project have stated that the seniors don't fully understand what 5 m is all about i want to say that just because we're seniors didn't maple we're dumb we understand the details of the 5 m project and supported those because we know that living go will benefit and the soma and the tenderloin neighborhood and for san
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francisco we support building now housing for poor people of all income levels and especially the seniors which 5 m will do san francisco is especially the tenderloin are changing i've lived long enough to see and obvious many changes and i welcome the changes 5 m will bring neighborhoods and san francisco gentrification is already happening all around us 5 m will help solve and easy the problems of gentrification by building 40 percent new affordable housing including 83 for seniors there are not just building for rich people but including the affordable housing in the package of people like me and
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the other seniors i'm representing we are fully educate about the 5 m and made our own choices in support of project again gnaws bylaw wear seniors didn't mean we are stupid or don't understand the 5 m project i support this project because it is bring affordable housing with pits buildings and new open space and more this is good for our neighborhood san francisco housing crisis we need to see the project built we need the housing now i ask you all board of supervisors to do the right thing and for the affordable housing project please we appeal and vote yes on 5 m. >> thank you. >> thaegz happy thanksgiving.
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>> i'm carolina i work in soma and staff at united playaz i don't typically get to come to the events but i was absolutely going to be here tonight a i'm waiting to hear the discretion sisters in the report and completely disappointed the appellants couldn't provide one detail as to the inaccuracy so for that reason he ask you, please reject the appeal and support the 5m because of pits unprecedent amount of affordable housing for a range of incomes the lowest of the although, the folks in the madam clerk, any
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announcements? >> range that are typically overlooked or don't typically have the opportunities available to them as well as the u.n. precedent community benefit it is going to be supporting the school and the rec and park and the children and families across soma i ask you reject the appeal and support of knowledge project thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors i'm going to present my testimony i'm mission bay i'm a soma residents lived in soma since 2000 and born and raised on hampton insure and 22 a proud san franciscan in my early teens i would never own a home that's the reality that was over 20 years ago so it has been sometime this city has been
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changing i really want to see there is a difference between a emotional rhetorical and facts to say there is zero per of affordable housing is not true there is 40 percent bmr housing is true while that may not be affordable to everyone below-market-rate is affordable to more if we have a national discharge a serious one we're succeed many of our first responders live somewhere this can help over first responders to move back here so we hope that's not be like the rock in - i was disappointed we've been waiting a long time and, yes the stories are sad there's been a lot of change in the
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neighborhood but that change has happened and just like you can't be had held responsible for all behavior and the developers can't be held responsible for that all developers the sfaufkt i sfaufth there are still projects in the pipeline and supervisor kim said is easily we've got 50 percent of the affordable housing and 80 percent of market rate housing being build in our neighborhood our neighborhood is feeling the crunch i also want to honor people that moved for other reasons my mother hates it i live in soma people are shooting up and on crack and meth and having mental health breakdown so some people have less because they want a safer place and not kids to see that we need to
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replace the thats their agencies that's okay. there's a point when soma was teaching us everyone would lose i wanted to end quibble by saying we've been used to be those sister it it want sexy to hire we've seen incorporating people into the community and making them feel responsible so for us to take into consideration a hood to save a hood from the homeless on the street to the on the we're in it together. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi i'm heather i'm al soma residents for that the last ten years live two blocks from the project sites and the executive director of city crossroads an organization that served youth and families in soma for the last years and personally involved 2, 3, 4 what is going
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on in the neighborhood you've heard from a lot of folks i'm just going to go ahead and say it one more time 40 percent affordable housing there is no other project that has reached this benchmark and something our community needs and deserves the fact that it is think income - there were working families that need affordable solutions like homeless families in shelters and folks at every income level that needs help that is from that project will bring that not only to one segment but all segment on top of the affordable housing there is $73 million of hyper localized community benefits those are not just a blank check to be spent anywhere in the city i'm sure other district court supervisors think this is great
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if it is shared one public school in soma and the fact it is going to benefit directly in a prestige project in its backyard our community needs strong voices to city attorney say it our community is important and i applaud jane kim for making sure that is is a great deal and i applaud 5 m our hosting countless meetings what does the community need and most want i think that has been made clear kwhu look at the fact the appeal is without merit the fact not one specific example can be given speaks for itself i urge you to reject the appeal and move forward with the process thank you. >> thank you. >> is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak to
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provide public comment at this time seeing none, public comment is closed. >> and the appellant will have up to 5 minutes for the rebuttal. >> good evening supervisors first, i want to thank you for your patience in this whole appeals process i'm jamy an attorney and also a proud member of the filipino communities i've had the privilege ever work south of market and to say soma is changing it is true not a fact that is has been lost upon me but as a city eagerness to disregard the laws they were set forth to protect the cultural integrity of soma to establish and zone and adopt the plans and codes and recessions every regulars within a financial
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district dwellings in centers not neighborhood overseeing laws were designed not to integrate the classes with a major of luxury condos and so-called affordable housing for hundred to one hundred 50 percent ami i stood before you proudly last month each of you voted in favor to recognize the only filipino district in the city now i sit before us as a adjustors on the most significant project in the heart of soma a project of powers for the weight that disregard did appropriate zoning standards and proposes a large standard twenty-four hour in the youth and family zone is with zero affordable housing to any of our seniors and families we serve in the south of market a project in which the majority of filipino communities and its
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allies are against we talk numbers of 40 percent affordable housing and i sat here listening the only overriding document it is 40 percent is the development agreement that development agreement we understand it there is no question whatsoever and this purported been benefits but the numbers in the agreement don't add up i breakdown those 3 convenes the pressure portdz affordable housing the language itself is weak it says anticipated 33 percent that didn't give rise to obligation or duty a close number of 33 housing is just a dedication of land in about faegd i urge you senior affordable housing affordable
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senior or 83 units don't disappear here the gap fund $18 million for the tndc appears insufficient based on the california study of affordable housing bring $406,000 that 18 didn't equal 71 what and questionable practice our inclusionary housing allows for gap funding to support inclusionary housing requirement the last component of that alleged 40 percent 58 units of oriental were 50 percent ami are the at least marketing i urge encourage you to search the agreement 50 percent ami is not there our concerns are real over community brought forth this appeal and i'll read san francisco administrative code which impossessors you as
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legislators and the boards the board shall reverse the planning certification of an eir from the boards find that the eir didn't comply with ceqa the evidence before sufficiently shows that the eir didn't comply with ceqa here the failure to adequately describe the project in the last change on monday we were not provided any information or notice of the change refreshed the eir facilityly defective as a matter of law they can't adopt the offer riding consideration but analyzing and adopt feasible mitigation measures that reduces the significant impacts like traffic displacement height and construction the city has not done that and this project has not the newly negotiated deal
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for the affordable housing actually results e relates in the higher units that concurrently moving low income people out the soma into the tenderloin this deal must be rejected until 5 m incorporated back and forth affordable housing and in the soma area among other things those highlight the appeals the appellants request the board reject the certification the choice to simply. >> thank you. >> all right. colleagues 15 and 19 are held this hearing is closed and items 16, 17 and 18 the eir are before
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us supervisor kim oh, before i acknowledge supervisor kim i want to be clear our consideration of environmental impact report under the california california environmental quality act involves our analysis of adequacy accuracy and the sufficiency and completeness of the report again, this is a legislative hearing to overturn or it will require 6 votes of board of supervisors at this time i'd like to recognize supervisor kim >> thank you supervisor president london breed on this first order item i just want to make a motion to move forward item number 16 and table 17, and 18 i think that based on the presentation that we got i did
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not hear new argument that brought up questions about the completeness or appropriateness of the eir that came before us today. >> okay supervisor kim has made had a motion to strike to approve 16 and table 17 and 18 is there a second seconded by supervisor cowen madam clerk call the roll. >> oh, supervisor campos. >> want to make sure we have some discussion i want to thank all the folks on both sides of this issue that came out to discuss this project and i have to say that for me it is a challenging decision it is challenging on so many levels i want to begin by saying that, you know, the focus right now is the eir but i do want to take
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the opportunity to thank supervisor kim so for the work she and her office have done on this project i think that the level affordability is commendable and the idea we're near 40 percent is very significant i also believe that the issue of affordability is something that has to include the middle-income and marching to struggle to say stay in the city i think for me, the challenge is will you have a project that has many benefits one the benefits i want to be clear having worked with many developers over of the years i believe that forest city
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is a very respected and very good player i think from my commerce having worked well-being with folks that is hard to find people who are more commented to doing this right. i know folks like a election and other who i believe really have the best interests of this community in mind and in that sense there is a level of comfort the challenge i have is that you have not notwithstanding the benefits a community that is in a very unique predict a challenge for me in some rights both sides of the community coming for or against this project but a significant number of people from the communities that are
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raising questions about the process and what this means for planning for this community ankle earlier today, i cast is a vote in support of neighborhood preference even though i have my own concerns about that and a difference to the african-american members of that community who have expressed the desire to try something and so when faced with this community saying a significant number saying this is not what we want on the face so many benefits i don't care that i'm at a point to vote yes in terms of the certification my sense 24
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project mr. will go forward one thing i'm encouraged folks on both sides of this project and i think one of the challenges here is that go well-intentioned as some of the folks were against this project i would encourage them to reach out and sit down with the project sponsor with the developer do because everyo whether or not supported you have to make sure this goes forward it is done right and that is inclusive of everyone involved i hope that happens because of the concerns that this community has raised i'm not at the point right now that i can support the eir by the way, i also know the likely outcome this goes and there is a lot we should be
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proud of and look forward to working with supervisor kim in the community to make sure it is properly implemented thank you. >> thank you supervisor campos commissioner avalos. >> thank you a i is similar comments as the supervisors comments this is really, really hard to witness and to be part of i do want to appreciate the long length of time that forest city has put on this project and the work they've done in the community despite seeing the community not on the same page and united you've heard from people in the in the room about the outreach that forest city has done and appreciate the information about the project in the south of market but disappointed that there is not a unit and not sure we can be in
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san francisco we've dealt with displacement over the decades and seems like every decade there is a wave of several displacement areas in the city that go forward i think of what happened in the fillmore where redevelopment in the 1960s that effort was seen and negro removal we saw a huge displacement of african-americans from this fillmore with redevelopment happened there and the old manila town area and kearny and close to chinatown had the i hotel that went on this was a heart of the huge filipino community in san francisco and we - the i hotel was removed but a hole in the ground for a very long time despite the hotel went down and go nothing built there the filipino community left that
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area without a concentration after the i hotel went down and there was a whole waves of development a lot of people of the the neighborhood was improving i want to have better neighborhoods and neighbors i want to have the development going forward not the displacement and mr. schneider and the planning department said we're not teacher of the year do you buildings not about tearing down building but rezoning the area of san francisco in the south of market and with the impact of that for the existing buildings and residents that are there of the people have protections around having the below-market-rate places to live and sro's that give security having the vendors accompany with lots of people money and take over the neighborhood that is part of what this project has
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now i don't believe that forest city is necessarily has that impact in mind they're well within the members working with them and actually having stabilization people calling the stabilization measures the community benefits and actually, i don't necessarily see them as benefits but stabilizing the neighborhood public school will see a huge impact of rising land values that make pack that hard for working people to remain in the neighborhood but anymore stabilization measures we saw the south of market yerba buena a large filipino population as well and while they were not entirely displaced senior centers and senior housing where large contemplations of filipinos now not the same rich community there in the past around you see some of the
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senior housing around fulsome and fourth and third and filipinos used to this with the chinese residents and the remnants of the 3 streets named after filipino leaders in the presidio and other places significant for the filipino community this is one of the vibrant communities that was there i'm concerned what will happen with that part of san francisco another we've seen the community history of big projects like this that displace people this can happen allergy feel while we're in a time of san francisco where gentrification is real displacement happening we can see the projected rise of land value and the impacts on community i want to stay on the right side of history where people have been resist
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resistant to the total of neighborhood that reject that type of rezoning and be on that side that's not the majority things that people believe are worthy of this project to support and their puff by i can't i'll be voting to say right now no on you know the measures to approve those projects i'm been voting more more and more in support support of appeals going forward and that's pretty much all i have to say i want to thank the people on both sides i don't take my job not easily i vote either way amend those projects because of divided community and understand from labor and the developers and people are here from the community that do incredible work additional make san
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francisco the vibrant place that are in favor of this project i want to be on, on side of this vote. >> thank you commissioner avalos and supervisor kim. >> thank you i was going to save my comments what we talk about the conditional use authorization and the approval because i didn't think my comments were relevant for the certification of the eir i don't see any issues that were brought up by the appellant for the eir but since my colleagues are starting to make comments on the project as a whole it is appropriate to speak about the project. >> supervisor kim before you do that we've not called 26, 27 and 28 we can only do that once the eir is approved. >> but we've had two colleagues that poke on those without calling them i don't
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think any of the comments were related to the compact reviews. >> i want you to know. >> if we're going to speak about the project as whole it is appropriate for me to make my comments now first of all, i want to acknowledge the community input and advocacy that shaped this project to for the current project and design and recognize forest city in their outreach to our youth and families serving organizations acknowledged they're with the sud to a transit advocates for the bicycle coalition and todco and tndc and other members and residents including the tenderloin and filipino and the mid mall residents the project is swarltd along howard and 6th street removing buildings the construction of an offense tower and two residential towers with height from 200 to 4 housing
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unit plus feet with the historic believe the san francisco crocodile and the demster at the and other buildings this project proposed to build 8 hundred plus units of housing 40 percent of those units last year affordable to low income go my mind income range from homes for the formally homeless and hotels and restaurant workers and 83 units for the low income seniors and 87 units for moifshgs from nurses to teachers they'll met the threshold of a minimum of 40 percent of two bedroom mixed in those developments and let me saythanasia that's an person requirement as well as the affordable units many developers are building studios and one
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bedrooms making that impossible for families to live in san francisco of they afford those market-rate housing this is the first time a developer is committed to building 40 and middle-income housing we announced the giants this is the fifth development project that is meeting 40 percent affordable and middle-income without the public land that we negotiated with the giants back in june was actually many of the shareholders that are opposing this project this project proposed to include an acres open space mary kwourt park i'm announce in the engagement will be built in the phase one and a rooftop and include the maintenance costs this huge challenge with our current portfolio of recreational centers and
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paperwork i appreciate the project sponsor will be maintaining those on their dime it will include the following benefits some of which i'll be introducing $3.4 million in transit fees we expect projects grandfathered and their commenting one million dollars to betsey carmichael south of market, only public school and the country's on this tagalog language program they're commenting of thousands for south of market focusing on those who preserve and setback filipino arts and those are through amendments i'll announce committing a certain number of federal reserve's for the soma fund established by many of the advocates in this room and my appreciation chris daily to make sure that any development south of market electricities to the
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stabilizations of organizations that implies and residents one $.5 million with the stable fund for youth and families serving organization in the south of market one .42, 3, 4 workforce and now instead of three hundred thousand for the study of culture district the developer has announced will submit another $500,000 a half a million dollars for the implementations of the plan on top of the study of 8 hundred indoors this is on top of the fees we will expect a development to be assessed the one $.5 million with the downtown space we'll be dedicating to the park down the street the park this community fought for and 2.6 for the yerba buena are circle foreshadow impacts of this development that will come in through the phasing of this project and finally one
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million dollars for the old mint an historic building across the street from 5 m for programming, security and facility needs anyone on the board lives 5 m i live one block away from in project i love this neighborhood may mechanic lives down the street i pass mercy housing on all sides on fulsome and howard and on clemente now we're building 100 percent affordable housing at hotel on the corner of howard and 6th street to my east i have 100 percent affordable housing seniors by todco and i walk down 6th street pass the single room occupancies hospitality i get to pass united playaz the vendors help to
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purchase they'll remain a community organizations serving our orchards and youth i live across the street from the victor park that is a community fought for in 2006 and live across from the after-hour clubs everyday i see kids and families and seniors and a diverse neighborhood i understand the fear of displacement and change in this neighborhood that's why question have fought with the community so hard to perceive this neighborhood that meant pretty much 534 and other small site acquisition in the south of market we've taught for other affordable housing project again for redevelopment and recently working with the community we're able to save all the tenants of 512 down the street of my house that were challenged with
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evictions we call no fault evictions and finally two blocks away from my house working closely with the tenants thanks to the board and mayor's office to stop the largest eviction saving hundreds of tenants living in affordable rent-controlled unit down the street ideally every project this board passes would be affordable housing but we know under redevelopment plans and the late project i mentioned we're building 40 percent affordable on public land depends on market-rate for the subsidizing of homes we know we don't have enough dollars to build affordable housing on every site we control this is not even on land we control this is the area plan we've had the ability to use the tax implements a tool we've built 28
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percent in bay area and 35 in transbay yet not a single project not been able to use tax increments is building 40 percent affordable and middle-income housing we're not talking about a large area plan or redevelopment to use the tax incrimination but a single project on private lands committing to affordable housing and low income housing the question asked two the members of the public who are we build for so let's have a breakdown of the two projects that are before us that are building at 40 percent avenue, i only bring this up many posing 5 m are supporting it the giant projects are building inspection 4 percent this project is building 40
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percent of ami and with candidates to units for families that are formally will homeless the giants have not made that commitment and 21 percent of giants are building and 5 m is 8 percent of one hundred to one hundred 20 and both projects are similar in that final 5 percent outside will be dedicated to those making one and sro percent of ami families that are in san francisco could 10 years ago afford to live here the average blend of the affordable ami in giant is one and 2 percent a.m. is hitting a blackened of '75ers of ami we're building more low income housing units in the 40 percent project in 5 m than with the giant
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s and we talked about the breakdown of the project 19 units commit to families that are formally homeless 15 percent of a.m. we're talking about rents between 200 and 68 to $344 a month those are studios that .2 bedrooms that cost roughly $300 and month and one and 3550 percent of the ami those are rent at 1 hundred to one thousand over with the examples we brought up hospitality and the rental workers and come to the middle-income units close to 87 units between one hundred and 50 percent we took the salaries we looked at in the city data hookt what teachers nurses and electricians and first responders making sure we are
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providing for a wide range the residents and i i also want to talk about consistency on this board two years ago with exception of supervisor christensen's unanimously approved an sud that created one and thirty units of ultra luxurious housing without a single unit of affordable housing this is one block away from the 5 m project this project was passed unanimously not a single comment how 80 this project electricities to displacement on the south of market 24 board supports projects and area plans that build 12 and 20 percent affordable housing on a regular basis i have to ask when is it enough so i think there is two alternatives that we can look around voting for this project the one that was presented by the opposite
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opponent to build a code compliant project even at a code compliant you can lower the office space and the code compliant 12 percent limo assume we would at 6 hundred and 1 market-rate that means we build 72 units 2, 3, 4 comparison to the 200 and 44 that are offend in this project the other alternatives, of course, 90 no project so let's assume that no project will mean and in the best case scenario no net displacement we know that displacement is occurring in san francisco throughout the city and south of market so it you believe that no project here about contribute to more than net displacement and rotating for no project on this site make sense then it does men
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we don't support development and this brings me back to the discussion on the moratorium something i actively of actually supports i believe the more timer was a because of development in the neighborhood that was building very this affordable housing in the single digits district k9 has built 200 and 69 units of affordable housing with 6 hundred and thirty no fault evictions in the last 10 years and district 6 has built 3 thousand plus of affordable housing and we've had two hundred and 16 evictions in the last 10 years there's a difference between the two districts that's why i supported the moratorium in the mission that means no development to study how we can build more affordable housing and, of course, prevent the level of evictions district 9 has as
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second number of evicts in san francisco that make sense to support no more development in the admission here in this district we have different numbers at least 6 district in the city have evictions 2 to 3 time the rate i'm not saying displacement suicides not real and all the market-rate in the world will stop it but 200 and 14 real family unit covers the 200 and 16 no fault vibrations in district 6 in the last 10 years that's important so i'll conclude i didn't think this is an important project for us to support if we can't support a project at 40 percent affordable madam clerk, any announcements? >> of middle-income housing i'm not sure what project this board can support i'm e i'd like
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to push for more we as an office push the boundary but not about building as many market rate housing but the balance so how the to subsidize the maximum number of understanding we're creating a better balance in the city we've demonstrated through the project working with forest city and the partners when we were worship involved in the feedback we're putting the best project forward to this board i ask colleagues for your support on this project thank you. >> thank you, supervisor kim before we move to the next speaker madam clerk can you please call items 26, 27 and 2 all an ordinance inform amend the general plan by amending the map of the downtown to reclarify
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various lots and block amending to reclarify the height and unbelievable with the fifth and special use district and sectional map amending fingers 2, 3, 4 of the downtown plan to refer to the fifth special use district amending 4 and 5 thought urban to refer to the special use district and amending 2, 3 and 5 of the south of market to amend the map and in assessor oversee block from the boundary the south of market will area plan and adopting the appropriate finding number 27 to create the fist and mission special use eased the sectional map and reflect the fifth and mission specialemulsification use and make the offer riding
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considerations item 28 ordinance to approve the development argument between the, llc for various to include various public benefits for the percentage of affordable housing, approving the impact fees and acts more affordable housing and other communities benefits as so forth in the all the time in article four or the administrative code and authorizing the acquisition of real property on mission street more affordable housing and conforming compliance with the awaiting provisions of the administrative code chapters and making other appropriate finding. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> thank you i want to get to a couple of points that jam i didn't the attorney for the south of market coalition and i think rachel the attorney before had raised those
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questions about the thinking adequacy of the eir and other points to supervisor kim's points about the community benefits package including the 4 percent avenue, i building that was stated that the housing linkage fees are used inform pay for the eddy and taylor development not tenderloin that money is general obligation bond and not considered in the 40 percent they should be paying above that and the land dedication for the mission street is all that it is and unclear how much of that will follow through according to the coalition i also wanted to say to that when you double count jobs and housing linkage fees is sets a precedence tera south of market brought this up the
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gradual democrat a graphic decline of the filipino south of market i know that supervisor kim. >> brought up the contradiction existing within district 6 that has now the extreme i thought weight and also the lowest income and highest passport a project like this i believe that so out of scope for the residential neighborhood and the small businesses and other including the mid mall will increase the land values and over time increased housing and commercial rents and other things have a general first degree impact on the whole neighborhood unless we looked at the planning like the south of market coalition has come up with central soma plans and other and try to fit velocities in that approach i epic that the
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mission has done it with the people's plan with these other neighborhood i them that spot zoning like this without consideration of the historic and the gunmen first degree gangs leads to the inner experts uc berkley is seeing a tot push out of the filipino community some said that is happening anyway i don't buy that we should as a board doing everything we can to look at the cumulative and historic impacts and look at the community planning as a keynote allowing spot zoning like this i also wanted to add to it forest city as other have said good about reach out early 5 years of a process clearly support the shared arts support and sf made and other good things about the
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neighborhood going i don't like backroom deals and underlying in the face of community planning that bother me by a what is going on i'll vote in favor of the appeals and veto in solidarity with the filipino and the south of market community. >> (clapping.) thank you supervisor mar supervisor christensen. >> something a little bit robust from this corner i want to thank forest city and congratulate supervisor kim and all who hoped to shape that project i think contrary i'm encouraged no existing units are lost and one solution to displacement rather than the cause my primary comment a tactical one the impacts of this on the surrounding areas have buffoon considered by i've been thinking the impact on fifth
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street and the disappointing and plaza i'm expecting will be a main trite location for the residents and workers for 5 m i wouldn't imagine tampa perez with the fees that have been set aside yerba buena and other but it would be why to see the transit fees perhaps plied to stelgd the cord and see if we can't do something about holiday as we're doing wonderful things associated with 5 m. >> thank you supervisor christensen supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much madam president so i too support this project i think that is a terrific project i think there was a terrific project 33 percent affordable it more a terrific 40 percent affordable there is a lot to like about this project i mean, i'll be
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supporting that i want to address two things the first a lot of focus on the affordable housing aspect of this project it is critically important and deserves a lot of focus another piece i have think doesn't get as much attention and should i know that is stripping but the transportation aspect and i'm glad that supervisor kim received referred to the 706 mission project not onset affordable housing but the other part it didn't pay as far a dime in transit impact fees that's not to blame that is our law was to blame and corrected that last week and this week by finally taking the historic step of not standing the impact fees to residential so 7006 mission
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would have made a large impact fee if if was in place despite what poem say over air force that project we've seen a series of projects in south of market area that were not paying any transit impact fees whatsoever and in addition when the western selma plan came forward to this board it had odd provision as a project get bigger it paidlessly transit impact fees we have a big fight but able to fix that and land use commission that was not appropriate after 706 mission i sat down with department heads and indicated i would struggle to support projects not paying transit impact fees and that even though we were going to eventually adopt an extension of impact
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fees to residents it was important particularly with zoning to include the full impact fees we want to thank the departments for coming forward and honoring that and so 5 m is paying in full the equivalent of the sustainability fee and when i met with the developers early on i made clear that was and high priority for me and that needs to happen they made that happen i'm very, very appreciative with so many needs in the transportation in the south of market and in particular so parolee served by transit so it needs a lot more transit and obviously this project is a drop off of market
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street i hope to mention i appreciate that supervisor kim is beginning her remarks talking about how there is no way i wish we had all the money we needed just to build below-market-rate housing everywhere and supply the lavendz we don't have that kind of funding i agree what supervisor kim we rely on plenty of tax dollars again rely a significant part on resources generated by privately produced housing to create affordable housing whether onsite affordable or paying fees to build affordable housing elsewhere that's at&t's our core part and the two go hand in hand creates a green good partnership, however, i don't agree that means some sort of differentiation with the mission
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moratorium you either if you believe as i do and people do privately produced housing i'll support and pay more affordable housing that applies everywhere we know that are that the mission moratorium is shutting down privately produced housing will damage our ability to build affordable housing in the mission i think that is important to do housing in the city that we not just do it by negotiating a deal on a specific project but actually having good housing policy overall and talk about moratorium and shutting down housing production that puts us in the wrongs direction and supervisor kim statistics prove a point less displacement in district of and in the midst
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maybe precisely because so much housing production and anymore housing production in district of 6 both market-rate and affordable that has a moratorium that puts the fire to it and makes that worse that is a good project i'll support it. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> supervisor yee. >> thank you, madam chair. >> when i first heard of this project i really doesn't know much about it and the major reaction was what the hell is this another project just build aichlt just build market rate housing i found out more in terms of not 40 percent initially by eventually reached there one of the things we've
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done wrong in our city and probably everywhere in the u.s. how to integrate our housing with poor and rich communities and the types of housing in those communities i think in this situation it it becomes closer to what could be the ideal situations where you have mixed use not - it would have been nice if we had had the eddy taylor united within this block but whether you look at it overall in terms of the affordable units that are being built in the sited or in the project itself it is a well-balanced project and so we talk about housing and affordable housing and the other piece of this, of course, the
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office building and the commercial building the thing that gets lost in the discussion is this whole notation of caregiver facilities that need to be built we're so far behind further behind in housing in terms of the housing to serve our young children i met with forest city reps just a few days ago i mentioned we didn't consider childcare but you know the situation in the city that we're basically don't have enough slots for the kids and they listen and said you know something that is last minute we didn't think about that that hard but i think that is
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important we include this so to you know, i was pretty hard the developer is offering actually to make a good faith effort to include childcare space so later on when we introduce the amendments needed this will include the language that will go into the agreements section indicating this will be the developers will include 3 thousand square feet of childcare space for nonprofit providers and so i'll be making those amendments later it is another example of what other people said in terms of forest city in regards to they're willingness to listen and to see what the needs are and try to work with them but, of course, for the commercial piece of the
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development this could be childcare facilities fees that la be charged to it anyways but for someone to say step forward and say i'll be able to look at it and seriously consider building for childcare we know the needs of the community that's another motivation to say this is a very good project. >> thank you supervisor yee supervisor cowen. >> i'll call the question on the eir madam clerk roll call. >> on. >> oh, i'm sorry the motion that supervisor kim made a motion and senthd by supervisor cohen specifically for the approval of the items 16 and tabling item 17 and 18. >> supervisor avalos
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no supervisor breed supervisor campos no supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar no supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee there are 8 i's and 3 nos with supervisor campos supervisor mar and another supervisor. >> madam clerk go to 26, 27 and 28 i believe there are amendments supervisor kim for item 28. >> i'm sorry so we're now on the d da and the sud did we skip over
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the requesting you. >> we are required to do items 26, 27 and 28 first before we move to the next item. >> i did not realize yes, i'm submitting the first but supervisor yee. >> as i mentioned the amendments in which you have a copy of will go into the agreement one of the development to add the following to the section 7.9 and basically childcare use i don't think i have to read the whole thing i have it. >> okay. >> and the other amendment i want to make will go to the ends of knowledge section 249.74 d-7
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a and any open space says any open space to satisfy the chvrn to use for collaborating coincidental residential and non-residential. >> is there a motion seconded by supervisor cowen can we take this thing without objection. >> supervisor christensen. >> there's a daycare at yerba buena center a large facility and others private childcare on how does that work near 7th street so i can't determine a sufficient need to set citywide this sacrifice for this it specific purpose i don't know we've generated an indication this is an absolute necessity.
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>> supervisor yee clarify is this a requirement or a suggestion. >> this is i'm asking them to build a childcare center and do a good faith effort to do this the centers it supervisor christensen are - is referring to their fueling fuel with a waiting list and this can be more families and more needs. >> thank you, madam clerk call the roll. >> for clarity madam president the childcare is to 28. >> correct. >> and the sud was made to item 27. >> ; is that correct supervisor yee. >> correct. >> okay. thank you. >> wait i want clarity i missed -
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>> deputy city attorney john gibner, deputy city attorney please explain why the second amendment was maids on item 27 and not 228. >> john gibner, deputy city attorney so the first amendment is not an amendment for legislation only a change to the extremity agreement at the end of the hearing we'll provide the clerk with an agreement what all the changes reflected in that the second item in the document that supervisor yee handed out the 5 m sud amendment is actually on amendment to the ordinance on item 27 reflecting the same content. >> okay. thank you for clarification madam clerk, please call the roll. >> commissioner avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor christensen
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supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee there are 11 i's. >> okay. the amendment passes unanimously supervisor kim. >> thank you i had alluded to 4 other amendments in any earlier comments just to restate them for the public and my colleagues the first amendment is to increase from three hundred thousand to 8 hundred thousand the amount for the filipino culture heritage district if you did through the soma stabilization fund for consultation and other studies and also implementing the filipino culture district and make sure it went through the
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stabilization fund so the cac that represents the central soma have a say in terms of how the funds are spent the second amendment is the change the 1 pointed $5 million of open space and specifically is specifically directed for the jean recreation center and the park on top of the change to put the 1.5 in nonprofit capital fund and redirect it if the overall mayor's office to the south of market stabilization fund so the committee can see how the funds will be spent 24 change the 1 housing unit 5 founds from the mayor's office of economic workforce development to the cac and brought in the categories with the soma stabilization fund economic advancement for families and individuals responding to the criticism that
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some of the workforce money is too high a level for the residents that we have in the south of market. >> supervisor kim can we slow down can we go back to the transfer of the fund from the office of economic workforce development to the cac can you provide an explanation of that, please. >> what do you mean by an explanation. >> trying to understand why it was transferred to the cac rather. >> the cac. >> sorry. >> for for workforce this is based information from our office since those workforce fund were targeted to the south of market will residents it would be better that the people familiar with the organizations will have a say in terms of how the funds are spent down it allows the citizen's advisory
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council to get impact and feedback rather than to the microorganisms the lower income folks to be less skilled to have this prop m you're on number 4. >> yes. the fourth amendment moving one million dollars to the yerba buena gardens anticipate the project sponsor from m-1 to mitigate for the shadows at yerba buena play circle an important place to play while this garden is not protected many advocates figure out to you insure a mitigation
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of the shadows on this site and setting a standard for non-rec and park spaces where they have shadow impact and the finally amendment? from the community that there is an early delivery of mary court west at the ground floor level to be guaranteed prior or prior to the construction of first building this park will be a benefit to the entire neighborhood it will asset this be phased in an earlier part of the project verse the latter so the open space can be enjoyed prior to the construction by the time certificate of preference to the paperwork and the hours will be open twenty-four hours. >> supervisor kim has made a motion to amend item 28 a second
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by supervisor yee colleagues without objection without objection those passes unanimously okay seeing no other names on the roster i will i'd like to entertain a motion on 26, 27 and 28. >> so i'll make to move to move forward items 26, 27 and 28. >> do i need to make a motion actually don't we it can role individually and make a motion on the office allocation on this roll call. >> as amended. >> madam clerk roll call. >> commissioner avalos no supervisor breed supervisor campos
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no supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar no supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee there are 8 i's and 3 with no commissioner avalos supervisor campos and a supervisor mar in opposition and the authorized legislations we will consider the conditional use appeals items 20, 21 and 22 are the conditional use authorization involved analysis of whether the planning commission determination to authorize the project was appropriate this hearing is quasi-judicial so to overturn the planning
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commission or authorization the conditional use with 8 votes of board are required so do we have a motion for items 20, 21 and 22 supervisor kim. >> thank you. i'm make a motion to moved on 20 and . >> seconded by supervisor tang madam clerk seeing no names on the roster. >> commissioner avalos no supervisor breed supervisor campos no supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee there are 8 i's and 3 meows with supervisor campos commissioner avalos and supervisor mar in december sent
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we're affirming the planning commission relating to the conditional use. >> and last but not least colleagues the conditional use authorization are firmed we will now consider the office allocation items 23, 24 and 25 a conversion appropriateness of the allocation to reject or affirm requires 6 votes of board of supervisors so supervisor kim. >> make a motion to move forward items 23 and table 24 and 25 your supervisor kim has made a motion seconded by supervisor yee madam clerk call roll. >> commissioner avalos no supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor christensen
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supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee there are 89 i's with supervisor campos commissioner avalos and supervisor mar in the december sent. >> the office logos are affirmed. >> (chanting). >> a 5 minute recess everybody. >> good evening - >> yes. >> good evening, everyone and welcome back to the late night addition of the board of supervisors we are now approaching our
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second 3:00 p.m. special order this is exactly why they pay us the big bucks it is nearly 11:00 o'clock we're conducting business madam clerk. >> can we go to the next 3:00 p.m. special orders. >> yes items 29 through 32 is a public hearing for persons interested in the certification of a environmental impact report or eir dated september 3rd for the proposed demolition of existing 8 level parking garage with a over basement approximately 200 and 20 foot tall building with 33 dwelling units with 5 thousand plus ground floor retail space on howard street and item the thirty for the certification the
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eir prepared for the 75 howard and item 31 motion to reverse the certification of the f eir and 32 to direct the finding relate to restoring the commissions set of facts certification of the f eir. >> this the the final environmental impact report on 75 howard in district 6 thank you, supervisor kim our consideration involves the adequacy and accuracy and the sufficiency and completeness the environmental impact report without objection we will precede as follows: up to 10 minutes for the appellant to describe the grounds of their appeal up 2 minutes for the public examiners no support and 10 minutes for the representing of the planning department staff to present it's analysis for civil rights the eir and up to 10 minutes for the
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parties in interest to present their case for certification of the eir and up to 2 minutes for public commenters to speak in support in support of affirming the environmental impact report and finally the appellant has up to 3 minutes for a rebuttal at this time supervisor kim any opening remarks. >> i donna do supervisor president london breed thank you for that 75 howard is another waft in the transit center district the parking structure i'm sure many of you have parked ♪ the c-3 special district at 200 height and bulk district the project sponsor paramount demolishes the parking garage with a 20 story 200 plus ground
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square feet and one and 33 residential building with 5 thousand plus square feet of ground floor retail space and off-street parking spaces this will this was initially filed in january of 2012 and initially with a different project proposal was substantially amended in august of last year to build a smaller largely as of right 26 accomplice at all square feet building there are multi concerns that have been shared by the office and the briefly i look forward to hearing the concerns and feedback the members of the public and also hearing from the project sponsor on the certification of environmental review thank you >> thank you, supervisor kim
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at this time the appellant or the appellants represent will have up to 10 minutes please come forward. >> hello supervisors david osgood from rincon point long day we just point out we were fine with continuing this meeting the developer was not so that's, we're here don't blame us the good news we're not going to have many speakers especially this kind of night but keep in mind that this is an area one of those areas in san francisco that people all over town care of about actually people all over the region and all over the state they're watching what we do tonight this area needed to be planned wisely
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outside the scope opposition to this and the concern about the eir from renters, businesses like condo owners and property owners throughout the area we submitted our petitions to you signed by over three hundred and 50 neighbors concerned community groups proposed to the project including save rincon park the coalition informative san francisco neighborhood, the alliance for a better district 6 and central city at harvey milk lgbtq club and san francisco tomorrow and the affordable housing alliance not only is the eir deficient but planning know of it's deficiency before planning moved to vote and rincon submitted a letter pointing out the eir was
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deficient in many of the ways we listed in our appeal they appointment the project didn't conform to the downtown area plan and didn't setback or step down it makes it inconsistent with the surrounding properties and the traffic analysis was not done properly among other shortcomings we also appoint the eir is deficient when analyzing shadows and shorter alternatives actually 43 they especially\novels one shorter alternative they said it a shorter building would have been a alternated historic
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preservation are concerned you've received our brief written by a major california law firm the eir needs to be sent back and recalculated it didn't comply with ceqa talk about affordable housing let's be clear that is noted a class more affordable housing even though the developer agreed today to contribute $6 million more info offsite housing this serves to widen the gaps between the vaets this is a classic example of providing the for the other extreme at the end of the spectrum nothing in between and keep in mind crossing the published numbers this developer can raging rake in half a billion dollars do the math published estimated
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indicate those luxurious condo unit subtle for one thousand to 2 thousand a square feet on the waterfront probably going to have the higher demand has 200 and 80 thousand square feet that's about $500 million gross and it is gross and for that $6 million extra donation that's a drop in the bucket. >> talk about traffic we know traffic congestion is gotten worse in recent years it is so bad did south beach democrat club called a meeting tenant and supervisor wiener and an aide to supervisor kim and improper traffic analysis was ultimately killing washington and made mistakes
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planning comes across as desperate green in trying to use stale data for the traffic analysis and planning trooiz tries to stay they don't have to update the data because traffic has not changed puncture that is hiss material not only has traffic not increased their claiming in their response written four days ago that is it actually gone down 26 point accomplice including the embarcadero really? supervisor if you had this information when you went to the south beach democrat club thank you have told them traffic is not real it has gone down 26 percent obviously traffic has
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increased significantly and their i read or required to use fresh data the eir is sufficient and in other ways as well now they even tried to explain why traffic went down 26 percent maybe a bit of skeptical tim frye they tried to explain that was planning that the mandated right turns have gone do you thing this is humor this is ridiculous the heavy traffic in soma doesn't come from van ness and market but the financial district during the times of day and those cars have in restrictions where we go through the soma. >> let's see shadows and shorter
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amendments when it comes to shadows let's be clear both the eir and turn stones recently updated study no uncertain terms this casts significant shadows on the heart of rincon park the developers animation i'll put it on the screen this is what they showed the planning department and i don't know if they'll show it here tonight but if at the do please make them stop it where this still is looking here this is howard is includes all believes that have been improved and not built like the salesforce transbay tower there is a significant shadow from 75 howard alone
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the turn stones updated august 2015 report states quote the proposed project will cast net new shadows on most days throughout the year and therefore resulting in significant and unavoidable shadowing on rincon park touchstone and the developers animation includes the shadow from building that reason built planning tries to use a number to quantify how much shadow impact and i haven't found anyone who understands those numbers the one thing for sure the number while sounding small is twice the shadow impact on the property development next to the victor park that development had a shadow impact number hsa half as big from the recreation
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and parks department rejected that project last january let me quote the eir on shadow quote any development with subsequent height approximately, one hundred will shadow rincon park thus, in feasible mitigation to reduce it's impact to a lens significant level draft eir page 24 the eir is deficient it didn't analysis a shorter building of manmade a point that a shorter this what mitigate the building they only have a reasonable number of alternatives we believe this should include one shorter alternative do you this they've certainly had time to do a complete study thank you very much.
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>> thank you are 33 there any members of the public that time to comment in support of appeal at this time please step forward. >> commissioners my name is alyssa i appreciate your being here late this evening for an important project i live on rincon hill and the involved in the neighborhood association when it comes to amend this has to do with the developers responsibility please keep in mind the development team stated in the press and community meeting they get a healthy income from the business one of the key members called the garage a gold mine it is worst remember remembering the reality
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e real estate industry built open to site they could have built housing it is newcomers and commercial believes that were built next to the freeway and paramount knew their due diligence that city requirements call for a low building the developer needs to take responsible for their own decisions our briefs specifically raise the issue potential flood damage to excitement equipment on the lower level and laushgs cars in the garage are go the first floor damage would be significant flooding is a potential problem yet nothing about this responded on page 11 they specific say damage will be
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caused mask the eir is silent on the millions of dollars of damage to cars and mechanic equipment and calls the issue less than significant you have a choice noting vote with the folks of san francisco enough is enough - >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i work out at the ymca there at near spear and howard and infrequent traveling by this site there is only about one feet between this project location and the embarcadero what you considered important regarding 8 washington what is there a triangle of urban used land only used for construction so, please there - this is sierra club on the embarcadero
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the list of problems associated with that as long as you're arm according to the legal briefs by the california law firm the eir is deficient it analyzing traffic and hazardous materials and acre lovely and historic restoration a study has not been done it mitigates the shadow on rincon park the developer is offering to contribute $6 million to the inclusionary affordable housing program despite making hundreds of million dollars on the project shadow impacts on rincon park is upcoming yield on many days of year kroorz to the turn stone report no affordable housing on the neighborhood something you have talked about being important when you talked about having a neighborhood preference
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more affordable housing. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning. >> not yet. >> (laughter) my name is - 70 for san francisco neighborhood several things about that project that is an opening problem that will continue and at some point we have to say stop we need housing for people that live here there is the number of problems include no affordable housing on site in the neighborhood the projects is not code compliant has exceptions and variances are being sought for extra height and bulk 20 percent over the 200 height limit specific criteria allowing extra
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height are being abused it violates urban design guidelines calling for more buildings on the waterfront and vitals the building taxpayer down as called by the urban design downtown area plan and the transbay district plan guidelines are violated the call for tops the project lacks significant setbacks and this violates the neighborhood pattern impact on traffic significant and unavoidable for the eir architecture are cop their stripped boxes design with allocate nearby project. >> good news the warriors one tonight bad news the public might lose tonight i hope you turn this project down thank
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you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> tom i'm getting used to we don't need have to have a environmental impact report it seems like everything needs an environmental impact report where the city is the overhead please this is not the project this this is 7th street between mission and 6th street and we kind of like what we are doing here this is post communist meow liable design that wants to live in our city so projects developers can make a whole lot of money and you get no space and south of market in the eastern neighborhoods and downtown we have very little
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park i don't want to hear anyone put a building in planning that will throw shadows on a park not across from market street a park in the high dense area is not on the ground but in the sky a parking lot is an aerial parking lot you'll see space this is new and you won't be able to see what is on the overhead very soon they're building out huge building and again not displacing people but including people from the neighborhood we need to reduce profits we need to increase humanity and introduce our neighbors to our planning and development and thirty percent is open market whether a condominium or it is a
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rental building thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good evening supervisors i'm reed i'm a long time residents of the area in which this project is located moving in hills plaza block away i submit materials that was part of eir process as did my building with the help of other people that live in the building, however, the project that we commented on not the project that is before you at this point this project has changed dramatically from its original presentation to the planning department it started at three hundred and 50 feet plus then went down to two hundred and 90 now down to two hundred and 40 feet yet this isn't the height that was oefrnl and initially studied by the eir further the
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two main concerns that were raised are shadows and traffic the shadows as part of draft eir there was not a study that was later submitted with the traffic the same thing on very relevance a new traffic study submitted the public has not had an opportunity to consider the project that is being proposed indeed when it was first proposed and the draft eir was present it was stated that what we are now calling the code compliant alternative was not economically feasible yet that's the project they're asking for approval that was not the project that did public had the opportunity to comment on nor is it the project that you've had the fill opportunity to consider the material and
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supporting documentation so i urge you to reject the eir and send it back to for on updated eir that presents this project - >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> sue hester as reed said the project is not the same as that which was in the eir and it is frustrating people sent a lot of time commenting on a project the city said is infeasible they keep on amending the information up this is the only high-rise building on the waterfront there is no more sites there are no more sites this is it so it deserves really serious
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condition you should spent sometime planning department had their hearing not same thing an hour earlier we'll have late night hearings twice on this project that deserves people thinking throw things one thing that bother me, you pay the same numb u autumn in the a formula for a unit that sells for $10 million as for hundred thousand dollars the project is shifted it shifted today it needs to be explained fully in the eir and needs to be an opportunity for the public to understand what is going on there is nothing that will have as obstructed waterfront as this site the odds of the embarcadero has this is perpetuate cash
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machine for the developers you need to step back and is would i want to have any vote on the plaque on the building he voted for this project i wouldn't so i'm asking you to continue this and get more inspiration thank you very much. >> thank you. any other members of the public who want to speak in support of appeal seeing none, public comment is closed represent from the planning department you're presentation please. good evening supervisors i'm dan planning department joining me is sarah jones any review office and senior environmental planner and transportation planner this
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is the planning commission certification of the eir it is important to noted we're not - we're here to speak about the adequacy of the project we sent you two appeal letters sent by the appellant the concerns in the appellants october 5th and november 6th letters is similar to comments address in the internal revenue i will summarize tonight those issues are fully addressed and analyzed in the eir and the appellant doesn't provide any substantial evidence to the contrary i speak to the appeal the proposed project analyzed in the dprir was for three hundred and 48 at all towers that require a health reclassification over the draft eir the project sponsor provided a 200 plus tower that complies
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it the eir is the alternative the environmental alternative as has the least impact the responses to the alternative to increase that alternatives tower height by 20 feet and it is now the preferred project that was analyzed in the eir i will touch on the main points of appeal starting with shadows the project shadows have analyzed in eir the draft eir found the original proposed project at three hundred plus is causing shadow on the park many park users in the afternoon found the shadow to be substantial and adversely effects the enjoyment
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of the park the substantial shadow impacts were appropriately considered the clvmentd was the approved project creates 35 percent less shadows we thought the code compliant shadows will have a significant shadowing impact an alternative to reduce the impact for less than significant any building turn around the 90 foot parking garage has a shadow on retaining i rincon park in the afternoon a study that include more shadows on rincon park and the little that are under construction for the baseline conditions were established to the eir this new 2015 study completed that he request of the project sponsors provide a snapshot of current conditions and make use
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of project there are more shadows from the exit and less new result shadows on rincon park this does alter the conclusions there is a significant shadow and the eir relies on the shadows accurately and the alternatives the study is consistent and shows less shadow the eir needs to be recalibrated the study was not included in the eir that's not correct and moving to the alternative that the appellant argues the eir should have considered provides two alternatives in the alternative at 280 and 220 feet the number of alternatives analyzed in the eir is adequate and compliance
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with sentencing e california environmental quality act only requires a range to the rule of reason that requires the eir so forth only those no iron clad ruling requiring the alternatives to be discussed in the eir the purchase to focus on the reducing e.r. eliminating a sixth effect of project the eir doesn't need to consider all alternatives but must consider a range of feasible alternatives in placing a 90 foot parking garage with a one foot tall structure is not feasible on the project site and in november 6th letter to the board that is attached to the supplemental the project sponsor says the loss of income and the construction
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associated with the one foot building is not feasible moving on to travel the eir didn't found any significant transportation impacts the traffic analyze use the 3 counts in the letter for a 16-month-old stood out and 22 masonic the based on were established this is consistent with the san francisco planning department transportation impact guidelines which states that the account collected in the previous two years can go used for traffic patterns to be stable you see here the appellant claims those accounts are stale not providing demonstration felt intersection conditions that substantially change the baseline conditions were established the appellant refers to the 8 washington case the howard project is distinguishable and the publication that establishes the
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baseline conditions was published in december of 2012 and the building from february 2011 and june 2012 both within with the two year guidelines it is consistent with our fwlz and taken on to farmer's market day the proper question whether the traffic data in the eir reflect the current conditions the time the eir was prepared they say yes. the unsubstantiated climates in the eir implicit one can't be used and recounted due to temporary conditions those comparisons are attached the overall traffic volumes were found to be lower in the eir and the traffic analysis with the eir was more conservative and therefore the traffic analyze
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and conclusions remain valid and to support the garage will stay in the area we didn't net it out the transportation analysis is for conservative again, the appellant states it is not not true and his material showing the intersections in the area have now what we report in eir no new issues were raised that have's not been address and in conclusion the eir sufficiently is adequate and accurate address objective staff remembering asks the uranium accurate and we're here to answer questions. >> supervisor kim. >> this issue was in the last
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eir and appeal as the question on planning policy regarding when an update is required you mentioned that the traffic analysis for the eir was conducted on february 2011 and june 2012 and the final eir according to the documents douptsdz 3 years later in 2015 is there a policy when an update required. >> for those types of analysis. >> we - >> sue michaelson planning department staff supervisor president london breed consistent with the guidelines we have a general policy we look at traffic accounted more 2 years old not a set per say older accounts or using on older accounted we'll choose to use
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the analysis whether the updated accounts within variance that says those can be used we have on the projects the 5 m the project before us is the difference between the traffic updates and the certification can range up to 4 three or four years on many projects the 5m and the cpmc. >> can you - is that allowable within ceqa has someone considered that in the advisory committee of tremendous youth here in san francisco so two or three years you know maybe 20 years ago that maybe a stretch maybe not as much as a difference in the study certainly now to the layperson that is driving through san francisco and walking through san francisco there seems a tremendous difference would is
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make sense to reexamine that standard. >> good evening supervisors sarah john environmental impact officer we're in tandem with a lot of changes in the transportation analysis look at the transportation analysis guidelines that is among the issues to be considered, however, in terms of the maturely change over time and is or isn't reflected in the transportation analysis when we are doing the transportation analysis look at the study from the time that the accounts have take place so to the degree that we are considering we're not just considering the addition of the project we're also considering overall growth within the area and overall increases in the traffic so we have pickup on the increases in the traffic that are occurring
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over time through the analysis and essentially taking new accounts would not be expected to add addition information about what kinds of traffic conditions might be for seeable or present at the time that a project is expected p implemented we've picked up on the exterminate growth that is part of projects and the accumulative analysis if anything we're taking new accounted with increased background traffic this is the impacts of the ratify in the area so essential that is not going to provide a worst case scenario of what the project might add given the conditions
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at the time. >> do you mind just explaining that last part of you're statement sorry so essentially we're looking how much a traffic might be adding to the intersections surrounding the site it takes a fair amount of traffic from one level of service down to a worse level of service so you are essentially if you're in a situation you're adding on project traffic to background traffic the more traffic around the area the less of an incremental impact on the traffic so we're doing updated accounts and seeing there is more traffic in the area first of all, we might be seeing there is the same thing of tracking
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we've amended in the eir through the accumulative analysis, and, secondly, it would tend to you know the result would be more likely to understate the impacts rather than provide what we had assessed in doing our eir analysis as a worst case scenario of the project. >> this is very much coming from a layperson prospective anyone that may not understand all the technical aspects of ceqa i guess i think what come up for a lot of the residents if our district and around the city maybe our analysis is inadequate it didn't seem like the eir griffin of given the growth that
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is from a lay persons prospective when we look at the criticisms from our residents how we study the jobs density and impacts i think people look at what we were experiencing and wonder if we predicted any of this with the growths in the city and i would say that our traffic impact analysis did predict the levels of congestion we're seeing we have particularly in the areas surrounding those transit center district plan areas in this environmental impact report we saw many intersections going to a lot of traffic to this area the construction impacts that the we assessed were significant we did a fairly unusual
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construction the construction impacts on traffic would be significant in this area so, yes we did predict a lot of increased traffic in the city and weer expecting that. >> so i guess the next question why not a better way of implementing this. >> there is a limited amount you can do to mitigate forgive traffic impacts typically there's a little bit of adjustment in terms of signal mr. haney things like that one you know for the immediate impacts at an intersection you can do is add lanes add capability and widened the intersection to move cars through quickly that is not something we do in san francisco
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typically partially because we have a constrained city not something that is something we have the space to do and the other reason san francisco has made a number of policy decisions not prioritizing the movement of cars and you know essentially to accept traffic in the interest of modes of transportation. >> i appreciate that response my second question on the shadows the other issue that has been brought up by the appellants and it southern of me the limited open space in district 6 and shadow and it's impact on the enjoyment of our parks the updated 2015 shadow analysis for howard differs the transparency of class using the 20 foot parapet am i pronouncing that correctly i want planning
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to comment on this this is a big issue in the district because the rooftop parapet reach up to 50 feet we're seeing that utilized in the tall buildings in the south of market so i was hoping that planning could comment on that and sticking around that. >> well, the shadow study was done at the request of the sponsor they used the moving forward they could model a transparent rooftop screening we didn't side that in our internal revenue analysis question look at the bulk massing but i'm not yeah - i'm not sure about the shadow if we could fad that. >> lisa planning department staff if i could to add to what mr. louis said
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the eir analysis relied on a shadow that modeled the building as a shadow mass is provided an estimate or projected the amount of shadow a shadow worse case scenario the pardon asked that it take advantage of the improvements in the methodologies that allows for modeling of transparent building features in that way showing that the project will have less shadow than what we recorded in the eir so the important thing to remember is that the eir adequately identified the project will have a significant shadow impact and the updated shadow analysis didn't change that conclusion we
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had adequate information to substantiate our findings and don't disagree there is a significant shadow impact. >> thank you. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you just briefly follow-up on in terms of the congestion and mitigate that congestion, of course, the solution to mitigating congestion is to have world-class public transportation and that's what gets ulcer us to the actuation evacuation calculation we don't prioritize car movements and so more congestion because we haven't coupled the development with great public transportation that's really the only way that we'll ever mitigate not eneventual to have congestion we
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need to make the right policy decisions. >> okay supervisor wiener. >> for always be consistent (laughter). >> next, we have a presentation from the project sponsor. >> good evening mixes i'm for the howard project we're here to respectfully ask the board uphold the final eir for the 75 howard project and reject this appeal we concurring or concur with the planning department on the record and in writing the eir clearly satisfies ceqa as the department statistics no new information on the objection the eir deserves to be upheld i'd
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like to address a couple of things i know it's late 75 howard is in the transit district plan area and in the transit rich do you only core it is occupied and supervisor kim stated by an approximately 5 hundred and 50 car parking space it is in the embarcadero freeway and represented a structure that can't be built again, today the only question properly before the board is the accuracy of the eir i want to spend a moment to talk about 9 issues that were addressed in order to set the context the city recently recently adapted it site and in adapting the city increased the height at the same time imposing a unique obligations to help to pay for the center in critical
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project for the city and region it is important to note this site received no increases in height as part of plan, however, it is the conclusion in the planned air this plan pay for the assessments of amount of approximately $43 million over years as well as paying the open space and street improvements and transportation fees the 75 howard project an unavoided good the project proposes to tear down the garage with a code compliant residential building with ground floor retail a platinum certification not only did this project address the environmental wrongs of past as note supports the development of critical infrastructure and the improvement of the district as well as paying all applicable
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fees to that end the project sponsor has been pursuing it's approvals contributing more to avenue than the amounts required by law to assist the tndc project to come to frustrate shut up ultimately the 75 howard project that was approved pay the planning commission was a code compliant project and as such the new fee is 20 percent those project approvals again are not properly before the board this evening, however, the project sponsor still wishes to make a contribution to produce affordable housing and is therefore offered to pay additional money above and beyond did 20 percent required by law we submit both the record a letter from the project sponsor that offers the 75 howard is constructed to pay an
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additional amount of money to total to 33.3 percent this the project sponsor believes is consistent with the policy direction adapted by the city voters in 2014 by prop k turning now to the issue that is properly before the board this evening the eir for the 75 howard project is it is studyingly thorough only 3 impacts identified for the final issuing one cumulative traffic impact that happens only from the city implements the 3w0ub89 as part of pedestrian plan that bulb out will improve the public safety cause the spear and howard intersection to fail with or without this project the appellant claims the traffic account are tools and the department explains the uses were taken in february 2011 and
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2012 for the students methodology although the city's approach is not recent it is a traffic consultant used on the transfer experts list to perform new account in noah valley of 2012 we submitted that report the traffic is somewhat less than the account in the eir the traffic analysis in the eir was on the conservative does the city traffic consultant performed a peer review and agreed the appellants to the 8 washington case are completely out merit the 8 washington decision is not relevant it is completely distinguishable the 8 washington of all the evidence the city for not having a farmer's market day the eir and the l t w were performed on a
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farmer's market day the second reason the embarcadero here the lcw recounted and finally to the point the questions coming up the ceqa guidelines sections are very clear that existing conditions are established as of the date of notice of preparation that in combinations with the following the city's impact guidelines that the methodologies was correct followed ceqa and the city's guidelines and was without flaw the other a impacts although rincon park is not subject to prop k the eir found the shadows will fall apple areas where the
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public sits it is unavoidable they were exhausted in details it was studied a variety of height to give this board a scale of shadow the project architect looked at the ones that were referred to in the records and concluded the net amount of hoods is about the same amount as the shots of the boo and arrow sculpture in the park they're more conservative in the eir but nevertheless, describe that shadow as fairly modesty, however, how modest the amount of shadow the eir concluded a significant and you think yield impact not mitigate there is simply no debate so the appellant argues that the eir if analysis a sufficient number of
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alternative and requested a one hundred foot be analyzed as the eir as the department explained second didn't require an infinite number of alternatives and is subject to the real estate rule of reason that can mitigate the impacts of eir did present alternatives including the no project that retained the garage and discussed the potential shadow impacts at a variety of heights the potential of. >> a building is lowered but explain any building over one hundred feet in height casts a shadow again, the eir concluded the new shadows were cast on where people sit it can't be mitigated the project sponsor explain why they don't believe
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to tear down an 8 building structure to replace a 9 story structure and the architect explained the reasons for rejecting a shorter building it was not necessary to analyze an alternative with only that one story taller in order to to the decision makers about the effect the ceqa guidelines is clear the reason that the eir quote and so forth only those alternatives that permit a reasonable choices unquote it met the standards and it is baseless the city analysis is complete that, sir exceeds the reminded of ceqa and we believe that deserves our support and we respectfully ask that you uphold this eir thank you, very much. >> thank you. >> so at this time we will
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open up for public comment for anyone who is in support of the project anyone that does not support approving the appeal please step forward. >> good evening joel cop he will san francisco electrical industry the local contractors that will be on the job and the folks will be on this job it is a parking lot a way better use for the lot necessary and desirable the eir is adequate please move forward the project. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> hi, i'm sorry we're all here and i just want to say that you know the appeal is without merit and we need to find better faster for efficient was to make those decisions we've not spent hours hearing about shadows and cars we're talking about a wonderful project that is going to replace
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